Academics

Why Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne is under investigation

The university's leader has drawn scrutiny from prominent research journals as signs of potential scientific misconduct have emerged. Allegations first surfaced several years ago on PubPeer, an online forum that allows scientists to address concerns in publications.

Agree or disagree? Check out the latest list of the 100 best college towns

"Wallet friendliness," social environment, and academic and economic opportunities determine WalletHub's 100 best college towns in America.

In terms of scholarly contribution, which universities top the list?

Although U.S. News recently released its rankings for the Best Global Universities, this list from Research.com is unique in that its main focus is to measure the impact and contributions of researchers from higher ed institutions worldwide.

Warning: Why incoming college students don’t feel ready for college and career decisions

Industry leaders say the No. 1 challenge is a shrinking talent pool but making college and career decisions troubles many potential college students.

3 ways college students are feeling about online learning in 2022

Students increasingly expect their schools to offer academic support, career counseling and even social activities online, according to the 2022 CIN EdTech Student Survey by the College Innovation Network at Western Governors University.

U.S. News: Law school rankings will continue, even as more schools opt out

In less than a week, six elite U.S. law schools have opted out of U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the best law schools due to its "profoundly flawed" methodology, according to Harvard Law School Dean Heather K. Gerken.

How badly did study abroad programs suffer this past school year?

During the 2020-2021 academic year, participation in the programs declined by 96% compared to the previous year, according to a new report from Open Doors.

Why playing in college bowl games may motivate football players to study harder

Rather than the sport being a distraction, a new study from the University of Missouri reveals that the chance to compete in the postseason can actually motivate student-athletes to remain academically eligible to play.

Who is on the positive side of the growing gender gap in higher education?

The gap exists in every U.S. state, beginning in elementary school and lasting through college graduation, according to new research conducted by the nonprofit public policy organization Brookings.

Students’ top 10 most-regretted majors have everything to do with one issue

What's as noteworthy as the majors on this list is that nearly half of all current job seekers regret they chose their field of study, a new survey says.

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