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Defining ‘Regular and Substantive’ Interaction in the Online Era

The Trump administration is considering an overhaul of a 26-year-old federal rule that is seen variably as a barrier to innovation and an important guardrail against substandard instruction.

Deepfakes are coming. Is Big Tech ready?

Mark Zuckerberg insisted at Facebook's annual developer conference earlier this year that his company "will never be unprepared ... again" for meddling and disinformation efforts like those run by Russian trolls on its platform during the run-up to the 2016 election.

A Harvard sorority says it will disband rather than go co-ed in response to university sanctions

Two years ago, Harvard University issued an ultimatum to single-gender student groups. Go co-ed, or forfeit members’ opportunities to hold leadership positions on campus and to win the university’s endorsement for prestigious postgraduate fellowships.

Earth at risk of becoming ‘hothouse’ if tipping point reached, report warns

Scientists are warning that a domino effect will kick if global temperatures rise more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels, leading to "hothouse" conditions and higher sea levels, making some areas on Earth uninhabitable.

Winners and Losers From DeVos Approach

Plan to narrow student loan forgiveness and, reportedly, repeal gainful-employment rule would be a boon to poorly performing colleges -- especially for-profit institutions -- and hurt students, critics say.