Executive committee of board acts after president posts photograph of himself with his pants unzipped with a woman who is not his wife.
Company that builds and maintains student housing sent letters to public universities in at least two states in May as they weighed in-person fall classes, reminding them of hundreds of millions of debt.

Academic Freedom, Faculty

A 20-minute plenary talk boils over into music theory's biggest imbroglio in years. Allegations of anti-Black bias and anti-Semitism fly.
Three days after returning to campus, employees at City Colleges of Chicago said the colleges are not following their planned COVID-19 spread-prevention protocols. Worried for their safety, the union is threatening to strike.
In a tweet, the president said he might use his executive powers to provide relief.
Chapel Hill rebuffs recommendations from county health officials to at least delay bringing students back to campus. Syracuse suspends students who didn't social distance. Hopkins and UMass pull back on the fall.
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With COVID-19 advancing, and new infections and hospitalizations rising rapidly, Thomas Smith asks, why are so many institutions still trying to force people back onto their campuses?
Small liberal arts colleges have a crucial opportunity to engage actively with community colleges for the benefit of both students and themselves, write Loni Bordoloi Pazich and Meagan Wilson.

Career Advice

Zachary S. Ritter and Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt highlight some red flags related to people's experiences working in institutions that are suffering from toxic whiteness.
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Peaks and Valleys

August 7, 2020
Mining a lifetime of workplace experiences for the curriculum for a new course for the fall.

Confessions of a Community College Dean

August 7, 2020
Student anxiety, desk nostalgia and cartoon crushes.

Learning Innovation

August 6, 2020
Safety, caring, and progression.

Just Visiting

August 5, 2020
Those with leverage are using it. Those without it must find new ways to influence those who hold power.
How the crisis is affecting eight learners and their education and work plans. Read the story.

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Michael Yarbrough, an assistant professor of law and society at the City University of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and his students in a senior colloquium this spring documented the pandemic's impact on CUNY, students in the class and their families.

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