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New Laws May Soon Require Some Public Universities to Offer Abortion Pills

Within the next two months, Massachusetts lawmakers are likely to vote on a bill that, if passed, would require the…

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The New Campus-Activism Playbook

It was with a sense of déjà vu that Lyndsey Baker stood in front of Strong Hall at the University…

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The Fraternity Dilemma

From Northwestern University and the University of Iowa to Syracuse University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a growing…

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Anti-Frat Protests Are Sweeping College Campuses. This Is How We Got Here.

Since the fall semester began, students at nearly 20 colleges have been protesting what they describe as a culture of…

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A University Tried to Correct Its Pay Gaps. Some Professors Feel Shortchanged.

Maureen M. Donaghy was feeling optimistic about her chances for a raise when she submitted a pay-equity request that showed…

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Can Colleges Reform Their Police Departments? One Says Yes, and Here’s How

A University of Massachusetts at Amherst employee was walking from the campus recreation center to his office when someone called…

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Faculty Members Are Suffering Burnout. So Some Colleges Have Used These Strategies to Help.

Faculty members are anxious and burned out. Juggling work and disrupted personal lives in the midst of a pandemic, they…

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Colleges Are Canceling Spring Break. In Its Place: ‘Wellness Days’

As colleges announce their spring-semester plans, a pattern has emerged: Spring break is out, and “wellness days” are in. From…

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