Commencement Speech Crosses, Captivates—and Centers Campus Culture Wars

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker sparked controversy at Benedictine College’s graduation when he praised women who choose to be homemakers and mothers.

Leading Archaeologist ‘Created Culture of Fear and Stole Teeth’

Professor faces dismissal after reports of inappropriate behavior, also involving her husband, spanning more than three decades.

Report: Improving Data Collection on Indigenous Students

New federal standards around Alaska Native and American Indian student data will impact how states and institutions collect and report data. A recent brief from the Institute for Higher Education Policy digs into the issue.

Student Wellness Tip: Supporting Lonely Learners

A new report from TimelyCare and Active Minds highlights practices for college leaders and stakeholders to address mental health and isolation among college students.

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The Hammer

Gregg Gonsalves asks why campus leaders resorted so quickly to calling in the cops.

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Don’t Roll Back Progress on Textbook Affordability

Course material costs have been coming down, but an Education Department proposal puts that progress in jeopardy, Eric Weil and Michael Moore write.

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Rethinking Respect

Colleges can help students cultivate civic respect—a value more easily affirmed than granted in our polarized climate, Jeff Spinner-Halev and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse write.

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Student Visa Denials Threaten U.S. Competitiveness

College leaders should focus immigration lobbying efforts on state lawmakers, in addition to federal ones, Samba Dieng writes.

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Beyond Stoicism and the Brave Face

Confronting the reality of suffering in a culture of denial.

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Three Questions for Educational Software Engineer Luwam Hailu

A conversation with a rising star at K16 Solutions.

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From Transfer Student to Transfer Administrator

One woman describes her journey.

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A Meaningless Education

18- to 25-year-olds are more anxious and depressed than their teen peers. We shouldn’t be surprised.

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We See You, Student Parents

Alex Rockey recommends eight principles for transforming academic access for them through mobile-friendly courses.

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A Primer for Prepping for Tenure Review

Kate Vacek and Letitia Henville offer tips for academics who've just landed their first tenure-track job about how to advance and succeed.

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The Problem With Participation Grades (and How To Solve It)

The benefits are well documented but the practice can be subjective and prone to instructor biases, warns Anna Broadbent.

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Ensuring International Students’ Career Success

Sherry Wang and Merab Mushfiq offer several strategies to help international students overcome the challenges their North American peers don’t confront as often.

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