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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.

A building on the New College of Florida campus

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.

A nighttime scene of a large mass of students attending a pro-Palestinian rally on Columbia University's campus, with Butler Library lit up in the background.

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.

Computer keyboard keys float in the air against a white background, disconnected from one another, spelling out “COPY” and “PASTE.”

A New Way to Think About Plagiarism

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