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Opinion

How Do I Teach at a University That Wants Me in Jail?

Rosemary Admiral writes that her sense of belonging at her institution has been shattered.

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Opinion

The Progressive Case for Reforming Higher Ed

Customized, digital education offers a path for progressive reform, Michael D. Smith writes.

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Information Deficits Undermine College Access

Financial issues aren’t the only barrier to access, Siva Kumari writes.

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The Academic Trumpists, Part 1

Scott McLemee reviews David L. Swartz’s study of the academics who support Donald Trump.

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Opinion

If We Want Free Speech, We Need to Teach It

Many students lack clarity about free speech principles, Louis E. Newman writes.

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Opinion

The Unrecognized Antisemitism: The Erasure of Jewish Dissent

University officials are marginalizing the views of Jewish students and faculty who are critical of Israel, Jonathan Graubart writes.

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Opinion

3 Ways for Colleges to Prepare Students for Meaningful Work

Higher ed institutions must teach students how to find meaning and value in their work and in their lives, writes student success administrator Tim Morenz.

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Imagining a Financial Aid Portal

Jim Jump considers the virtues of a financial aid portal to match students wanting more aid with the colleges that want them.