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July 25, 2014
On our July 25 program, the Lumina Foundation's Zakiya Smith and John Warner, author of Inside Higher Ed's Just Visiting blog, weigh the significance of Bill Gates's speech this week with Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and the moderator Casey Green. And the University of Arizona's Gary Rhoades dissects the move by several Michigan community colleges to outsource their hiring of adjunct professors, and what it means for the adjunct movement.

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This Week @ Inside Higher Ed is produced by G2 Education. Jinny Goldstein, executive producer.
July 18, 2014
In our July 18 program, Shapri D. LoMaglio of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and Campus Pride's Shane Windmeyer joined Inside Higher Ed Editor Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to discuss efforts by religious institutions to seek exemptions from key federal civil rights laws; and the constitutional scholar Rodney A. Smolla analyzed a federal appeals court's ruling this week upholding the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions.
July 11, 2014
Our July 11 program explored the attempted ouster of the president of the University of Texas at Austin and the results of a U.S. senator's survey of campus handling of sexual assaults. In a discussion with Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and This Week moderator Casey Green, the Association of American Universities' Hunter Rawlings III discussed the clash involving Bill Powers, president of UT-Austin, Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and the board of the UT system (with Governor Rick Perry in the wings). And in our other segment, Laura Dunn of SurvJustice and Kevin Kruger of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education examined Senator Claire McCaskill's study of how colleges prevent and respond to sexual assault.

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June 27, 2014
Our June 27 program featured William Durden and Ann Kirschner -- campus administrators with experience with for-profit higher education and the liberal arts -- in a discussion about both topics. They joined Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and the moderator Casey Green in a conversation about the apparent demise of Corinthian Colleges and the federal government's role in hastening it, and about an article asserting that while private liberal arts colleges themselves may be declining, the liberal arts live on -- especially in honors colleges and other expanding programs at public institutions.
June 20, 2014
Our June 20 program featured Arizona State University's Michael Crow and Seton Hall University's Robert Kelchen in a conversation about ASU's new partnership with Starbucks, and Juliet Lilledahl Scherer and Mirra Leigh Anson discussing their new book, Community Colleges and the Access Effect: Why Open Admissions Suppresses Achievement. They joined Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and This Week's moderator, Casey Green.
June 13, 2014
On our June 13 program, the financial aid expert Sandy Baum joined Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to talk student loan policies and politics, and the consultant Robert C. Dickeson and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District's Cindy Miles discussed the issues raised by the game of chicken surrounding the accreditation of City College of San Francisco.
June 6, 2014
On our June 6 program, the Lumina Foundation's Zakiya Smith and Ralph Kuncl of the University of Redlands joined Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and the moderator Casey Green for an engaging discussion about divisions among public and private college leaders about limits of federal accountability in higher education, the wisdom of trying to rise in the U.S. News college rankings, and what if anything college presidents can do in the wake of yet another fatal campus shooting spree.
May 30, 2014
On our May 30 newscast, the Modern Language Association's Rosemary Feal and Susan Resneck Pierce, president emerita of the University of Puget Sound, join Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator Casey Green to discuss the MLA's call for revamping doctoral education, growing conflict between faculty members and administrators on many campuses, and whether the violence in Santa Barbara last week might spur increased activism by college presidents on the issue of gun violence.

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