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Traction for the Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree

A group of college leaders strategize about how to design a new undergraduate experience—and get an unexpected boost from an accreditor.

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Opinion

Sometimes the Right Is Right

Universities should work with right-leaning critics who want to strengthen academia’s distinctive culture, Jenna Silber Storey and Benjamin Storey write.

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University of Kentucky President Proposes to Strip Faculty Body’s Power

Eli Capilouto released a “draft of principles” Wednesday that would dissolve the University Senate and replace it with an advisory group.

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Virginia Officials Scrutinize Two Universities’ DEI Course Syllabi

A spokesman for Governor Glenn Youngkin invoked concerns about “core curriculum mandates that are a thinly veiled attempt to incorporate the progressive left’s groupthink.” Two universities’ diversity education initiatives may be in peril.

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Opinion

Scaled Online Learning as Higher Ed’s ‘Pandora’s Box’

And other imperfect academic equivalencies inspired by a fantastic book on the history of prestige TV.

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Opinion

Milton’s Last Stand, in Florida

Richard Utz sees curricular nostalgia at work in Stanley Fish’s choice to teach Milton at the New College of Florida.

Opinion

Bridging Disciplinary Divides

Is a more integrative, cross-disciplinary, theoretically informed understanding of change over time possible?

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Opinion

Careers Across the Curriculum

As academic departments increasingly are held accountable for students’ job outcomes, institutions need to provide more support, Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur writes.