DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in the United States, now offers students nine different gender identity options within its Campus Connect platform. Read more
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James Whitfield, PhD, shared a heartfelt letter to students following George Floyd’s death. Then, he was disciplined and placed on leave Read more
Nearly one million fewer students have enrolled in higher education since the beginning of the pandemic. The losses have been felt across all types of institutions and in almost every state. Read more
Multiple copycat versions of the hugely popular word game Wordle have been removed from the App Store, Apple has confirmed to BBC News. Read more
The University of Memphis has scrapped plans for a social-justice program that would have paid some professors $3,000 to add critical race theory principles to their curricula, according to a new report. Read more
While many universities are shifting back to online learning this semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one university is standing strong in their decision to resume classes in-person. Read more
Andrew Lloyd Webber is calling for the government to recognise the transformative effect that classical music tuition can have on the lives of children in disadvantaged communities. Read more
A slate of diversity plans filed by individual schools within the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will require some professors to commit to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices to gain tenure, create a new critical race center on campus, and embed diversity-based curricula throughout the university Read more
High school juniors who believe they can’t afford higher education are about 20 percentage points less likely to attend college within the first three years after high school than peers who don’t think affordability is a barrier. Read more
People are spending an average of 4.8 hours a day on their mobile phones, according to app monitoring firm App Annie. Read more