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Reconsidering Extracurriculars in Admissions
To increase equity in admissions and reduce student stress, colleges should consider reducing the number of extracurricular activities applicants can list, Pearl Lo writes.
The Great State School Student-Swapping Scandal
Student swapping across public flagships is America’s most expensive game of musical chairs, Ryan Craig writes.
Scott McLemee offers an overview of election-adjacent university press titles.
Anti-Wokeism and the Vulnerability of Interdisciplinarity
Ethnic studies finds itself ill protected by disciplinary norms of academic freedom, Timothy Messer-Kruse writes.
Preparing the Campus for a Controversial Speaker
Spencer D. Kelly and Yukari Hirata offer a case study for how they worked to build receptivity among students, faculty and staff to a controversial invited speaker.
Students Are Less Engaged; Stop Blaming COVID
As “digitally evolved knowledge workers,” our students engage differently than the generations before them; as educators, we need to adapt, Jenny Darroch writes.
‘Every Brain Needs Music’
Scott McLemee considers music and the neurons that love it.
‘Laboratories of Affordability’
States are experimenting with a variety of financial aid programs to help adult learners, and we can learn a lot from what they’re trying, Rachel Hirsch writes.