HIGHER EDUCATION

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

Yale defends mental health policies under fire from students, alumni

Yale’s president said a Washington Post story about suicidal students being forced to withdraw ‘misrepresents our efforts," but also promised improved mental health services and other possible changes

By William WanNovember 17, 2022

Virginia attorney general to name special counsel after fatal U-Va. shooting

Authorities also announced that Virginia State Police will take over the criminal investigation of the shooting that left three football players dead and two other students injured.

By Nick Anderson and Justin JouvenalNovember 17, 2022

Biden administration could make it easier to discharge student loan debt in bankruptcy

The administration is revising its restrictive policy of fighting requests for bankruptcy discharges from federal student loan borrowers, a shift that comes nearly a year after the Education Department first signaled the planned change.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielNovember 17, 2022

Judge grants final approval of $6 billion student loan settlement

The agreement resolves a class-action lawsuit filed in 2018 by people who accused the Education Department of ignoring their applications for loan cancellation through a federal program known as borrower defense to repayment.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielNovember 17, 2022

Yale and Harvard law schools abandon U.S. News college rankings

Two of the nation's top law schools are bowing out of the controversial college rankings, claiming it is detrimental to their missions.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielNovember 16, 2022

Biden aides consider extending student loan freeze after court defeats

The discussions are preliminary but come as White House officials face legal challenges to the loan forgiveness program.

By Jeff SteinNovember 15, 2022

Most threats against HBCUs this year linked to one minor, FBI says

Officials said the person, linked to menacing messages about 50 institutions, is now under government monitoring and restrictions to prevent further threats.

By Perry Stein and Danielle Douglas-GabrielNovember 14, 2022

Appeals court grants injunction against Biden’s student loan forgiveness

The decision out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit comes days after a Texas court deemed Biden's debt relief plan unlawful, effectively shutting down the loan forgiveness program. Six Republican-led states had requested the court table cancellation amid its ongoing litigation.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielNovember 14, 2022

International college enrollment ticks back up after pandemic

International student enrollment rose last year, after dropping during the pandemic, despite an erosion in the number of students from China.

By Susan SvrlugaNovember 14, 2022

Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is blocked. Can you still apply?

We answer questions about what's next after a federal judge in Texas struck down the Biden administration's student loan forgiveness plan.

By Danielle Douglas-GabrielNovember 11, 2022