Just when higher education institutions thought they were getting a break from the struggles posed by the pandemic, whether it was managing hybrid/remote learning for students or developing strategies to combat enrollment plunges, now they’re having to develop creative strategies to keep their own leadership from abandoning ship. Read more
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Legislation introduced by a Republican Texas state lawmaker seeks to prevent public colleges and universities in the state from providing funding for nonprofit media organizations. Read more
Pennsylvania's new Governor Josh Shapiro issued an executive order last week that removes four-year degrees from 92% of government jobs. Read more
Institutions should pay heed to pressure from Beijing, but avoid depriving students of study abroad opportunities Read more
Microsoft has announced a multi-year, multibillion dollar investment in artificial intelligence (AI) as it extends its partnership with OpenAI. Read more
Even as many red states roll back reproductive rights, California’s public universities are now required to provide medication abortions. Other blue states are looking to follow suit. Read more
Teachers in Manatee County, Florida, are being ordered to remove or make inaccessible libraries of books inside their classrooms or face possible felony prosecution, as the district responds to legislation Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law prohibiting any books that have not been thoroughly vetted by a credentialed librarian. Read more
An elective program at the Indiana University School of Medicine is under federal investigation for discrimination based on color, race and sex after a senior fellow with a nonprofit opposed to progressive ideology in med schools filed a civil rights complaint against it. Read more
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is asking state universities for the numbers and ages of their students who sought or received gender dysphoria treatment, including sex reassignment surgery and hormone prescriptions, according to a survey released Wednesday. Read more
Recent interviews with students and instructors in the Pittsburgh area reveal that some colleges and universities responded to the pandemic by lowering expectations. Read more