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A paper version of the FAFSA application.

Troubled FAFSA Rollout Hides Deeper Problems

The new FAFSA formula undermines the longtime goal of creating a better, fairer federal student aid process, Diane Auer Jones and Jim Blew write.

A quote from Toni Morrison is in white text against a black background. The quote reads: “The innate feature of the university is that not only does it examine, it also produces power-laden and value-ridden discourse.”

“How Can Values Be Taught,” Gaza Edition

Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem asks what values universities are teaching through their silence on Gaza.

A photo of Minouche Shafik, president of Columbia University, during the House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing on Columbia’s response to antisemitism last week.

A MAGA Assault

Higher ed’s leaders need to push back on attacks from MAGA Republicans, not try to placate them, William M. LeoGrande and Scott A. Bass write.

A close-up photo of Columbia University President Minouche Shafik during her testimony before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce during a hearing focused on antisemitism on campus.

The Wrong Remedy

Tony Banout asks if aggressive state and federal intervention will destroy higher ed in a supposed attempt to save it.

A close-up of human hands resting on a laptop running a chat AI software.

Is AI Finally a Way to Reduce Higher Ed Costs?

AI could free up faculty time to focus on the teaching and relationship-building that matter most, José Antonio Bowen and C. Edward Watson write.

A table set for Passover dinner with blue plates and tablecloths and matzah in the center.

A Passover Reminder

The Seder liturgy reminds us that too many colleges are creating students who don’t know how to ask a question, Rachel Fish writes.

Wooden blocks spell out “FAFSA” atop a computer keyboard, next to two stacks of cash money.

Let’s Make Later Deposit Deadlines Permanent

Colleges are extending admission commitment deadlines due to FAFSA delays, but there’s no good reason they can’t do this every year, Chuck Knepfle writes.

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.