HIGHER EDUCATION

Law school revolt against U.S. News rankings gains steam

Complaints from the law deans echo perennial criticisms of the U.S. News rankings. There is no sign yet that their revolt will spread to a more generalized boycott of U.S. News rankings of undergraduate and graduate programs.

By Nick Anderson and Susan SvrlugaDecember 3, 2022

What is happening to student loan forgiveness? Here’s what we know.

Borrowers are growing confused as President Biden's plan to cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loans is stalled by the courts, but here's what you need to know.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielDecember 2, 2022

Stanford investigates its president for possible research misconduct

Stanford University is investigating its president, prominent neuroscientist Marc Tessier-Lavigne, over allegations of possible research misconduct.

By Susan SvrlugaDecember 2, 2022

As enrollment falls and skepticism grows, some colleges are cutting prices

The pace of annual increases in tuition and fees has for the first time since the early 1980s slowed to a rate that’s well below inflation. Now some higher education institutions are starting to lower their prices.

By Jon MarcusDecember 2, 2022

Supreme Court to review legality of Biden’s student loan forgiveness program

The Supreme Court on Thursday announced it will expedite review of the legality of President Biden’s plan to cancel federal student loan debt for millions of borrowers, and hold oral arguments in February.

By Robert Barnes and Danielle Douglas-GabrielDecember 1, 2022

Another appeals court rejects bid to revive Biden student loan relief

A federal appeals court rejected the Education Department’s request to put a hold on an order from a federal judge in Texas vacating President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielDecember 1, 2022

Towson president tapped to lead University of Louisville

Kim Schatzel, president of Towson University since 2016, is stepping down to take the helm of the University of Louisville, officials announced Wednesday

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielNovember 30, 2022

Yale accused of discriminating against students with mental illness

Yale students and alumni allege that the university pressures those who are suicidal or struggling with mental health problems to withdraw

By William WanNovember 30, 2022

Some University of California workers reach tentative deal, but strike remains

Academic researchers and postdoctoral scholars will remain on strike in solidarity with the student employees and researchers who have yet to obtain a deal.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielNovember 29, 2022

UC-Berkeley can’t use race in admissions. Is it a model for the country?

UC-Berkeley’s demographics, and its efforts to shape them, illuminate the stakes as the Supreme Court weighs a potential ban nationwide on affirmative action in admissions.

By Nick AndersonNovember 27, 2022

20 years after ‘Drumline,’ HBCU bands credit film for boosting visibility

The film “Drumline” shone a bigger spotlight on marching bands and dance ensembles at historically Black colleges and universities that some say still resonates 20 years after its release.

By Corinne DorseyNovember 26, 2022

Virginia community colleges find help for students in need

Virginia’s community colleges are expanding the help they provide students and simplifying the process for getting aid.

By Susan SvrlugaNovember 24, 2022

What we know about the killing of four Idaho students

No one is in custody more than 10 days after the University of Idaho students were found stabbed to death in an off-campus home.

By Marisa Iati and Justine McDanielNovember 23, 2022

Staughton Lynd, radical historian and activist, dies at 92

A self-styled Marxist, pacifist and existentialist, he became “one of the visible saints of the modern American left," in the description of the Nation magazine.

By Michael S. RosenwaldNovember 23, 2022

Student loan-payment freeze extended as courts weigh debt relief

The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it will expend a pandemic-era pause on federal student loan payments again as courts weigh the fate of its debt forgiveness program.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielNovember 23, 2022

U-Va. tragedy: Remembering the 3 football players killed in shooting

At the University of Virginia, three football players were killed and two students wounded on campus on Nov. 13. Here are the victims of the school shooting.

By Olivia Diaz, Gene Wang, Keith L. Alexander and Susan SvrlugaNovember 22, 2022

Defrauded student loan borrowers in line for relief are still waiting months later

While the Education Department has approved $14.5 billion in student loan relief for 1 million borrowers defrauded by their colleges, barely 5 percent have had their debts canceled so far.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielNovember 21, 2022
Answer SheetPerspective

Twitter chaos, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and more news literacy lessons

From the News Literacy Project for teachers and everybody else.

By Valerie StraussNovember 20, 2022

When colleges face threats, these teams quietly try to prevent violence

The shooting at the University of Virginia that left three students dead and two others injured has generated sharp scrutiny of how colleges respond to potential threats.

By Nick Anderson and Susan SvrlugaNovember 19, 2022

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to reinstate student loan forgiveness program

The Biden administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to reinstate enrollment in its student loan forgiveness program, saying its creation was well within the authority of the education secretary and that a lower court decision putting it on hold “leaves millions of economically vulnerable borrowers in limbo.”

By Robert Barnes and Danielle Douglas-GabrielNovember 18, 2022