The Transportation Security Administration has abandoned a pilot program in which some passengers were asked to remove books from their carry-on luggage during screening. A spokeswoman for the agency said there are no plans to restore the pilot or to expand it. Civil liberties and faculty organizations were concerned about the pilot program and the […]
As summer gets underway, books centering on racial and social issues are again popping up on incoming-freshman reading lists at colleges across the country. Although it might be easy to correlate that trend with the presidential election — and the heightened racial and social tensions seen during and since — books focusing on those areas […]
While securing one is becoming increasingly difficult, Keisha N. Blain offers several strategies to improve your odds of success.
CHICAGO — Candice Jackson and Thomas E. Wheeler Jr. received modest applause when the head of the National Association of College and University Attorneys introduced them to the roughly 1,700 lawyers attending the group’s annual meeting here Tuesday afternoon. Seventy-five minutes later, the two top Trump administration officials overseeing civil rights enforcement for higher education […]
Eastern Michigan University is starting a bachelor of arts in religious studies. Husson University is starting associate and bachelor’s programs in integrated technology. LIM College is starting an online associate in applied science degree in fashion merchandising and management. Purdue University Northwest is starting an undergraduate major in sports management. St. John Fisher College is […]
When the University of Louisville responded to a June 8 report detailing millions of dollars in unbudgeted spending, unapproved activities and endowment losses at its foundation, leaders made no attempt to defend what had gone on and pledged themselves to transparency. A week later, the university found itself responding to more critical news. The National Collegiate […]
Digital literacy is for professors, too, argues Shontavia Johnson.
Scott McLemee interviews Ceri Dingle, the director of an ambitious documentary on the West Indian political theorist and scholar C. L. R. James about how Dingle, 200 volunteers and others brought such a daunting project to fruition.
Students entering colleges and universities these days are an increasingly tech-savvy bunch, armed with a growing number of mobile devices and the expectations that they will be trained using tools and graphics-intensive applications that are in line with their every-day tech experience. They also want to have access to these software tools wherever they are […]
If anyone needed a reminder that American colleges and universities have become expert at wasting time and money, my recent experience with mandatory “sexual assault training” might supply it. I am on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater (UWW), where I teach English. Last February, all members of the campus community were informed by […]