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A photo of Northwestern president Michael Schill and Rutgers president Jonathan Holloway.

Campus Leaders Stand Their Ground Before Congress

In previous hearings, presidents equivocated on moral questions or were accused of throwing faculty under the bus. This time, leaders pushed back against lawmakers.

A photo illustration comparing North Carolina’s proposed REACH Act with the University of North Carolina System’s new policy.

Lawmakers Sought to Mandate Class on Founding Documents. What Were Professors to Do?

Conservative groups are pushing civics requirements in higher education, not just K-12. In North Carolina, undergraduates now must study the founding documents. Will other states follow?

A photo illustration of the leaders of UCLA, Rutgers, and Northwestern set against a photo of the U.S. Capitol.

Who Are the Campus Leaders Headed to Capitol Hill?

Unlike their predecessors in the hot seat, the leaders set to face Congress today are all men who have been in the job for at least two years—and two head public institutions.

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A Tale of Three Protests

An encampment at UCLA sparked violence, while Rutgers and Northwestern reached deals with protesters. Now the leaders of all three institutions must answer to Congress.

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When Trustees Run for Public Office

A handful of trustees are running for state and federal office this fall in an election cycle where recent higher education controversies will likely be on voters’ minds.

Four students stand in front of a table with a table banner that reads “Cuyahoga Community College.” Two wear shirts with the slogan “Your voice matters. #voiceyourvote.”

A New Push to Get Community College Students to the Polls

Students at two-year colleges consistently vote at lower rates than their four-year peers. A new coalition of companies and organizations wants to change that.

A photograph of Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin speaking behind a lectern bearing Virginia Commonwealth University’s logo and the letters “VCU.”

2 Virginia Universities Won’t Require DEI Classes After Governor’s Review, Board Pushback

Years-long efforts to create and mandate diversity-themed coursework at George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth fizzled after an unusual intervention by Glenn Youngkin and last-minute actions by board members.

A photo of pro-Palestinian protesters holding signs.

DC Police Sweep Encampment Before Mayor’s Hearing

Hours before Mayor Bowser was set to testify before Congress over a protest at George Washington University, police dismantled the encampment. What prompted it?