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Identity Politics: A Doubled-Edged Sword

The pluses and minuses and continuing impact of identity politics.

Pro-Palestinian protestors camp on the lawn outside Columbia University’s stately Butler Library this spring. Tents, sign and a Palestinian flag are all prominent in the photo.
Opinion

On Student Protests and Professors’ Intergenerational Responsibilities

Sharon Stein asks what professors owe young people in times of social and ecological breakdown.

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Singing the Presidency

R. Barbara Gitenstein describes the leadership skills she learned studying to be an opera singer that she's applied as a top administrator.

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25 Rules for Successful Research Professors

Richard Primack offers advice for how to be a happy, healthy and productive researcher year after year.

A row of desks in a common study area with large floor-to-ceiling windows; seven students sit studying at the desks, either independently or in groups.
Opinion

10 Reasons You May Not Reach Retention Goals

Thomas J. Thomas identifies common pitfalls in retention efforts.

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Four Reasons Institutions Should Focus on Holistic Well-Being

Beyond mental and physical health, supporting areas such as basic needs, academic, social and financial support can decrease student anxiety and stress as well as support positive outcomes overall, writes Bridget Yuhas of Butler University.