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The eight-columned rotunda surrounding the “Old Well” at the university of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.

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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Opinion

In Admissions and on Campus, a More Self-Aware, Self-Compassionate Student Body

Applicants and current students alike are increasingly comfortable talking about their mental health—and that’s something to celebrate, Lisa Kaenzig and Melanie Sage write.

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DEI Isn’t Scary; Political Purges Are

Layoffs of dozens of employees who previously held DEI-related roles at UT Austin leave students and the state worse off, Ryan A. Miller writes.

A close-up of a student’s hands on a laptop keyboard with icons relating to AI seeming to emanate from the computer.

Bridging the AI Divide: A Call to Action

Leaders must take steps to prevent low-income and first-gen students from falling further behind, Adela de la Torre and James Frazee write.

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NCAA, Heal Thyself

Any real reform in college sports needs to start with autonomy for the major programs and conferences, Josephine R. Potuto and Brian Shannon write.

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Opinion

Five Actions to Address Inequities in Course Scheduling

Scheduling courses mainly during the day is not just an inefficient use of classroom space but also a barrier to equitable course availability, writes higher ed space planning consultant Chris Morett.

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Opinion

Yes, Colleges Do Close

Many will soon—and leaders’ collective refusal to discuss this openly only makes things worse, John J. Smetanka writes.

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UT Austin’s Decision Is the One to Watch

The choice to reinstate a standardized test requirement speaks to how testing can be used to support student success, not just admission, Yoon S. Choi writes.