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Passage of millionaires tax has higher ed leaders seeking expanded access to state colleges and universities

Question 1, commonly referred as the Fair Share Amendment or millionaires tax, is poised to generate between $1.3-$1.9 billion for public education and transportation investments.

Reed College professor to resign eight months after video of racist rant

The video, which was posted to social media in March, shows Currie saying something about “hiring illegal immigrants” and questioning whether an unidentified employee was born in the United States. Currie was on sabbatical at the time.

Closed labs, cancelled classes: inside the largest strike to hit US higher education

Three weeks of strikes by university academics has brought campuses across California to standstill. Labs are closed, assignments go ungraded. Graduate students have walked off the job, professors have cancelled class, and even construction staff have put down their tools in solidarity.

Auburn grads, students say Hugh Freeze hire reflects school handling of rape cases: ‘Embarrassing’

For some, the issue is not just with an individual hire – but also what Freeze’s hire says about Auburn’s response to sexual violence on or near campus, and who is considered a role model on campus.

Legal losses keep coming for Biden’s student loan relief plan

Another appeals court rejected President Biden's bid to reinstate his student debt plan on Wednesday, marking the latest legal setback in the administration's effort to forgive up to $20,000 in debt.

Idaho students largely abandon campus after 4 slain; security drives some to class

Now, as students and faculty members try to navigate a quagmire of grief and fear, government agencies and community members are searching for answers and trying to help lessen the damage.

University of San Diego developing Black student initiative for rising 6th graders

To uplift Black students in San Diego County, the University of San Diego is developing an initiative to better pave the way towards higher education.

Expansion: Cincinnati State partners with Miami University, Butler Tech to offer more classes

Cincinnati State community college is expanding its presence in Butler County by partnering with Miami University and the local career school system to add college classes at two new locations.

SFA set to join UT System next year

Stephen F. Austin State University’s regents voted in a 8-1 decision on Tuesday to accept the system’s offer for affiliation. The board member who opposed expressed worries that the system would eventually change the university name.

Cal Poly SLO enrolls the lowest rate of Black students among all the state’s public universities

The most selective university in the California State University system enrolled a minuscule 146 undergraduate Black students this fall.

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