University of Southern Maine student Nathan Henry, a young white man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and backward baseball cap, receives a nasal swab from a health-care worker wearing blue protective gear during COVID-19 testing.
Jan 06, 2023
Bachelor’s programs in public health have surpassed master’s degrees in popularity. What does that mean for a field that desperately needs more workers?


October 22, 2020
As ethnic studies requirements are put in place in California, capping years of struggle, educators discuss why it's important to talk about race in the classroom.
September 30, 2020
General education represents the best and last chance for students to debate broad human problems, yet far too few institutions are giving them the opportunity, argue Andrew Delbanco and Jon Parrish Peede.
September 8, 2020
The myth that underrepresented students leave science because they can't keep up reflects an unwillingness to deal with the truth that it's we who must change, writes Kerstin M. Perez.
September 1, 2020
Doing so expands access and opportunity in the short term but creates a two-tiered society that reinforces equity gaps over the long haul, writes Melanie Ho.
August 27, 2020
Even before the pandemic, reformers failed to make major curriculum reform in community colleges a priority, writes Terry U. O'Banion, who offers a new paradigm.
August 18, 2020
What if there were no academic departments? David V. Rosowsky and Bridget M. Keegan explore the possibilities.
July 24, 2020
Human rights education is not the solution to every societal ill, but it is the foundation for identifying the source of problems and paths to solve them, Rick Halperin writes.
July 20, 2020
It's time for campus leaders to start generating more innovative options for fall 2020, which means considering some wilder ideas, argues José Antonio Bowen, who offers some suggestions.
July 13, 2020
Today's climate demands the inclusion of ethnic studies throughout higher education, argues Elwood Watson, who disputes the naysayers' routine criticisms of the field.
May 22, 2020
Colleges should redesign schedules to ensure more students are able to get the courses they need to move toward graduation and ultimately employment, argues Tom Shaver.


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