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March 6, 2015
The new edition of This Week focused on the week's undisputed big story: Sweet Briar College's surprising announcement that it would shut its doors this summer. President James F. Jones joined Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and the moderator Casey Green to explain the college's decision and the factors behind it. Then two experts, Agnes Scott College's Elizabeth Kiss and Alice Brown, president emeritus of the Appalachian College Association, discussed the implications of Sweet Briar's decision for other private colleges and higher education generally.

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November 8, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Claire Fraser examines the growing understanding of how microbes influence overall human health.
November 7, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Erica van de Waal of the University of St. Andrews discusses the important role mothers play in learning among groups of vervet monkeys.
November 6, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Denver's Erica Chenoweth explores the success rates of both violent and non-violent resistance movements.
November 5, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Pushker Kharecha of Columbia University’s Earth Institute explores how a small shift in the timing of peak CO2 emissions will shape the Earth’s climate for centuries.
November 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Thomas Morrissey of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh examines the growing popularity of the young-adult dystopian novel.

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