HIGHER EDUCATION

Richard Berendzen, AU president tainted by obscene-call scandal, dies at 84

Before resigning the presidency in 1990, he was credited with elevating American University’s national profile. He later returned to AU to teach astronomy.

By Harrison SmithMarch 27, 2023

Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Lamone, U. Md. business school dean, dies at 91

Rudolph P. “Rudy” Lamone, dean of the University of Maryland's business school for nearly two decades, helped create a center for entrepreneurship at the school.

By Frederick N. RasmussenMarch 23, 2023

Settlement will wipe $6B in student loan debt — but not for these borrowers

Tens of thousands of private-loan borrowers are not eligible for automatic loan cancellation through the settlement, which applies to federal student loans.

By Meredith KolodnerMarch 22, 2023

FAFSA redesign delayed by two months, says Education Dept.

Students seeking grants and loans to attend college will have to wait for the updated Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielMarch 21, 2023

Wellesley College students vote to admit transgender men

The nonbinding vote was resisted by the administration of the women’s college, which said it had no plans to change admission policy.

By Niha Masih and Susan SvrlugaMarch 16, 2023

USC buys home for a new campus in Washington

The University of Southern California announces a new Washington campus in a statement building near Dupont Circle.

By Nick AndersonMarch 15, 2023

Graduate students at Temple University ratify new contract, end strike

The agreement at Temple University ends a six-week-long walkout of teaching and research assistants that drew headlines when the public university withheld some benefits for striking workers.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielMarch 14, 2023
Answer SheetPerspective

How to know you actually know something

The difference between learning and performing in an excerpt from Daniel Willingham's "How to Outsmart Your Brain: Why Learning Is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy."

By Valerie StraussMarch 13, 2023

Ousted Florida college diversity leader: ‘I am the first casualty’

To Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez, who served as chief diversity officer at New College of Florida, being fired is part of a broader conservative attack on diversity programs.

By Jack StriplingMarch 10, 2023

What to know ahead of Supreme Court ruling on student loan forgiveness

The Supreme Court heard two cases Feb. 28 challenging the legality of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan, four months after an appellate court halted the relief program.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielMarch 8, 2023

Francisco Ayala, biologist who bridged science and faith, dies at 88

Dr. Ayala resigned his university position amid sexual harassment allegations, which he denied and blamed on his expressive manners as a "European gentleman."

By Brian MurphyMarch 7, 2023

SoFi sues Cardona, Education Dept. to end student loan payment pause

The private financier claims the eighth pause of federal student loan payments violates the law and harms its refinancing business.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielMarch 6, 2023

Student loan case could be another blow to Biden’s racial equity push

From community college to pre-kindergarten, the president's efforts to close the wealth gap have struggled.

By Toluse Olorunnipa and Danielle Douglas-GabrielMarch 4, 2023

U-Va. board member apologizes for disparaging text messages

‘All I can say is, I’m sorry,’ Bert Ellis told colleagues on the University of Virginia’s governing board.

By Nick AndersonMarch 3, 2023

Education Dept. begins forgiving some student loans after $6B settlement

A judge's ruling allowed the Education Department to begin discharging student loans of some 200,000 borrowers who say they were defrauded by their colleges.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielMarch 3, 2023

Columbia, William & Mary extend test-optional college admissions

The movement to end requirements for SAT or ACT scores, accelerated by the pandemic, is sinking deeper roots.

By Nick AndersonMarch 2, 2023

Former GOP lawmaker Liz Cheney to teach at University of Virginia

The former congresswoman, who fell out of favor with the Republican Party, accepted a teaching position at the University of Virginia's Center for Politics.

By Azi PaybarahMarch 1, 2023

On student loan forgiveness, conservative justices skeptical of Biden plan

Chief Justice John Roberts and others said Congress should be involved in such an expensive endeavor, and they questioned the loan forgiveness plan’s fairness.

By Robert Barnes, Danielle Douglas-Gabriel and Ann E. MarimowFebruary 28, 2023

Supreme Court justices question student loan forgiveness plan

More than 40 million Americans could be affected by the initiative, which would eliminate up to $10,000 of student debt for borrowers earning up to $125,000 annually, or up to $250,000 for married couples.

By Washington Post StaffFebruary 28, 2023

Who has student loan debt in America?

Public awareness of education debt is high amid debates over loan forgiveness, yet little is discussed of how the debt shakes out.

By Alyssa Fowers and Danielle Douglas-GabrielFebruary 27, 2023