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The book cover for Tessa Hill and Eric Simons’s “At Every Depth: Our Growing Knowledge of the Changing Oceans,” featuring white text against a blue, ocean-like background.

Knowing Our Fast-Changing Ocean

Scott McLemee reviews Tessa Hill and Eric Simons’s At Every Depth: Our Growing Knowledge of the Changing Oceans.

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California Should Create a New ‘New College’

In condemning Republican assaults on higher ed, we should ask too what Democrats are doing to defend it, Paul Hansen writes.

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Higher Ed on the Hot Seat (Again)

Columbia’s president has a chance to tell a different story during today’s Congressional hearing on antisemitism, Teresa Valerio Parrot and Erin A. Hennessy write.

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A New Way to Think About Plagiarism

To figure out whether an accusation of plagiarism is serious, apply the counterfactual test, Garrett Pendergraft writes.

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Opinion

In Return to Tests, Don’t Forgo Disability Equity

As colleges reinstate standardized testing requirements, they must consider students with learning disabilities, Dwight Richardson Kelly writes.

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Opinion

Is College Worth It?

David Wippman and Glenn C. Altschuler review a new book taking on the “myth” of the college wage premium.

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We Should Rethink Performance-Based Funding

States should provide upfront funding for colleges to invest in proven strategies to meet completion goals, Charles Ansell writes.

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Why I’m a Convert to Diversity Statements

Diversity statements proved surprisingly helpful to our red-state university search committee, Suzanne Penuel writes.