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US calls for no-fee degrees gather momentum Subscription

17 July 2014 | By Jon Marcus

Two influential bodies call for free tuition as Tennessee unveils lottery-funded college study

US universities ‘failing to investigate sexual assaults’

10 Jul 2014 | By

Survey of institutions by senate subcommittee shows many are failing to meet legal obligations

Texas Austin president Bill Powers battles ‘July 4 coup’

07 Jul 2014

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Switch to digital aims to bring the arts out of the Indiana Jones storeroom Subscription

3 July 2014 | By Jon Marcus

Digital literacy can enhance humanities research as well as the skill set of graduates

Shootings ‘a wake-up call’, says Berkeley chancellor Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

Welfare and gun checks are part of the shield against campus violence

The competing bids for Obama’s presidential library Subscription

19 June 2014 | By Jon Marcus

Jon Marcus reports on the Chicago institutions battling it out for the Barack Obama presidential library and museum

Academics ‘moderate’ students’ political views

16 Jun 2014

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Fat-cat presidential pay tackled with job-share application

10 Jun 2014

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

Handgun permits held by ‘about 5 per cent’ of US university leaders

05 Jun 2014 | By

Around 5 per cent of US university presidents hold a permit to carry a concealed handgun, according to a survey of 401 college leaders.

Pathway providers hope for US bonanza Subscription

5 June 2014 | By

For-profit firms eye tie-ups with regional institutions ‘desperate’ to boost international intake

Academic freedom is being constricted, scholar says Subscription

5 June 2014 | By

Matthew Reisz talks to Sunaina Maira, editor of The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent

MLA mulls five-year completion target in PhD reform

28 May 2014 | By Colleen Flaherty

Colleen Flaherty reports for InsideHigherEd from the Modern Language Association conference 2014

Saskatchewan president fired after sacked professor row

22 May 2014 | By

A Canadian university president at the centre of a row about the sacking of a professor who spoke out about planned cuts has been dismissed.

New steps and missteps in US hunt for Latin partners Subscription

15 May 2014 | By

Study reveals challenges for US universities seeking alliances in Argentina, Brazil and Chile

Academic with criminal history prompts debate at Illinois

12 May 2014

By Colleen Flaherty, for Inside Higher Ed

Selfie trend in US turns lens on itself

28 Apr 2014

By Carl Straumsheim, for Inside Higher Ed

‘Pot schools’ crop up as US states relax laws Subscription

24 April 2014 | By Jon Marcus

But federal restrictions on cannabis are hampering US research, scholars warn

Bryn Mawr’s labs ‘built for women’ only one part of winning formula Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

College’s output of female scientists has the caught the attention of the White House

Bus crash tragedy reveals value of outreach

14 Apr 2014

By Scott Jaschik, for Inside Higher Ed

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