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Jessica Ruf
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Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Carbon Community College Receives $1M From Late Professor Emeritus

by | December 21, 2020
A beloved Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) professor who died this year has left nearly $ [...] Read more

UNC Greensboro’s Faculty Diversity Jumped in Five Years. How Did It Do It?

by | December 18, 2020
In the past five years alone, the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) has experience [...] Read more

USD School of Law Taps Equity-Minded Emory Professor as Next Dean

by | December 17, 2020
An Emory University law professor praised for both his legal scholarship and commitment to dive [...] Read more

Universities Allege Increase in Academic Dishonesty Amid Pandemic

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With exams being held online, Texas A&M University faculty have reported heightened concern [...] Read more

Supreme Court Takes Up Long-Running NCAA Dispute Over Student-Athlete Compensation

by | December 16, 2020
The Supreme Court will take up a dispute between the National Collegiate Athletic Association ( [...] Read more

Two Universities Receive $50,000 Grants To Strengthen Community Partnerships

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Virginia Commonwealth University plan to strengthen [...] Read more

America’s Sixth Oldest College, Moravian, to Become a University

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Pennsylvania’s Moravian College plans to become a university in a move that the college s [...] Read more

Op-ed Urging Jill Biden to Drop ‘Dr.’ Honorific Sparks Heated Critiques of Sexism and Elitism

by | December 14, 2020
A Friday Wall Street Journal op-ed asking soon-to-be First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to drop the hono [...] Read more

U of Minnesota Might Borrow $82M to Cover COVID-19 Budget Deficit

by | December 11, 2020
Projecting a $166 million budget deficit brought on by COVID-19, The University of Minnesota mi [...] Read more

Jerry Falwell, Jr. Drops Defamation Lawsuit Against Liberty University

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Jerry Falwell, Jr. has dropped a defamation lawsuit against his former employer, Liberty Univer [...] Read more

South Puget Sound Community College Receives Historic Gift of $2.5M

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South Puget Sound Community College has received $2.5 million — the largest gift in its histo [...] Read more

Virtual Panel Urges Student Debt Cancellation, Calling it a Racial Justice Issue Too

by | December 10, 2020
Cancelling student debt isn’t just an economic issue but a racial justice one too, argued hig [...] Read more

Temple Settles With Department of Ed for False Rankings of Its Online MBA

by | December 8, 2020
Temple University will pay a civil fine of $700,000 to the U.S. Education Department for knowin [...] Read more

UC Berkeley Removes Two Names of Residence Halls Connected to Racism From Campus

by | November 18, 2020
The University of California Berkeley has removed two names from some of its campus halls, give [...] Read more

Virginia Wesleyan Dean Resigns After Posting Heated Comments to Facebook

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A Virginia Wesleyan University dean, who is also a professor, has resigned after calling Biden [...] Read more