Higher Education

Higher Education February 3rd, 2023

UW free speech survey: Half of students afraid to speak, third of students want restrictions

(The Center Square)  – There’s not a lot of confidence about free speech on University of Wisconsin campuses. The university released the results of its free speech survey on Wednesday. The results show more than half of students are afraid to share their opinions on controversial topics, while a third of students want the UW to…
Higher Education February 1st, 2023

Florida’s DeSantis wants to eliminate ‘CRT bureaucracies’ at state colleges and universities

(The Center Square) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday said he wants to eliminate ‘CRT bureaucracies’ at state colleges and universities at a news conference at the State College of Florida in Bradenton where he discussed higher education reforms. In early January, DeSantis, along with House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast, requested all financial records…
Abortion, Higher Education January 30th, 2023

Some blue states are requiring universities to provide chemical abortions on campus

(Daily Caller) – Lawmakers in blue states across the country are passing laws to require public universities to provide chemical abortions on campus. A new California law took effect on Jan. 1 requiring all public university health systems in the University of California and California State University systems to stock abortion pills. Massachusetts passed a similar law to…
Higher Education, Opinion January 20th, 2023

Op-Ed: Enrollment declines increase pressure on ‘woke’ higher ed

(The Center Square) – Higher education is confronting a problem: its customer base is shrinking. High birth rates in the 1990s and early 2000s created large incoming classes. After reaching a peak in 2007, birth rates have steadily dropped. Births rose to 4.3 million in 2007, while this past year saw 3.7 million. Children born during…
Culture, Higher Education January 13th, 2023

Female athletes demand NCAA protect women’s sports outside annual convention

(Daily Caller) – Female athletes, alumni and supporters delivered a petition to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Thursday demanding that the governing body take deliberate action to prohibit men from competing in women’s sports. The petition was delivered after the “Our Body, Our Sports” rally Thursday morning in San Antonio, Texas, during the NCAA’s annual convention.…

While students flee public universities, Christian schools are only getting bigger

(Daily Caller) – Christian colleges and universities are seeing an increase in enrollment despite the national enrollment rate of college students being on a decline, higher education experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation. The national undergraduate enrollment rate dropped 1.1% during the fall 2022 semester while the rate declined a total of 4.2% since 2020, according to…
Culture, Higher Education January 5th, 2023

DeSantis admin orders Florida universities to provide information on how they’re pushing woke programming

(Daily Caller) – Florida colleges and universities are required to submit information detailing how they use state resources to support diversity, equity and inclusion programming, according to a memo from the state’s Office of Budget and Policy obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. All colleges and universities within the Florida College System and the State…

Ohio students closer to getting religious accomodations

(The Center Square) – Ohio colleges and universities could soon be required to develop a policy that would provide religious accommodations for students following the General Assembly’s passage of bipartisan legislation. The Testing Your Faith Act, which now heads to Gov. Mike DeWine, also prohibits institutions of higher learning from imposing academic penalties on students due…
General Education, Higher Education December 16th, 2022

Men are winning women’s athletic competitions across the nation

(Daily Caller) – Dozens of athletic competitions for women and girls have been upended by the participation of males identifying as transgender women, who benefit from a host of biological advantages over female competitors, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found. Transgender-identified males have competed in a variety of women’s athletic competitions, from school sports for…
Higher Education December 13th, 2022

Vast majority of colleges have at least one policy that violates free speech, watchdog finds

(Daily Caller) – An overwhelming majority of colleges in the United States have at least one speech code that violates students’ free speech rights, according to watchdog group Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). FIRE’s 2023 “Spotlight on Speech Codes,” obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation, and released Tuesday morning, examined different speech codes…