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From left, four witnesses who testified during a congressional hearing Dec. 5 on antisemitism: Claudine Gay, then president of Harvard University, Elizabeth Magill, then president of University of Pennsylvania, Pamela Nadell, a professor of history and Jewish studies at American University, and Sally Kornbluth, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. All four women sit at a long witness table as they listen to questioning.

The Humiliation of Higher Ed

We’ve entered a new stage in the culture wars, Jennifer Ruth writes.

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Sports Costs Are an Affordability Issue

It’s time to stop saddling students with the out-of-control costs of Division I sports, Michael F. Cavanagh writes.

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The Case for a More Strategic Financial Management System

Robert A. Brown makes a case for a centralized financial management system.

Sara Custer, a light-skinned woman with blond hair that doesn't quite reach her shoulders, wearing a bright shade of lipstick

Announcing Inside Higher Ed’s New Editor in Chief

A note from Inside Higher Ed’s editor and co-founder about our new editorial leader, Sara Custer.

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The Censors’ Next Target

An emerging legislative agenda extends beyond the individual classroom, Jeffrey Adam Sachs and Jeremy C. Young write.

Claudine Gay, a Black woman with short, dark hair wearing thick-framed black glasses, testified before Congress Dec. 5, 2023.

‘Depending on the Context’

Walter M. Kimbrough considers the context for a high-profile presidential resignation.

A female professor, standing and facing the camera, listens to a female undergraduate student talking to her.

The Student-Professor Relationship Is in Peril

We can take steps to improve this essential relationship, Megan Thiele Strong writes.

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Admissions as Slavery Reparations

The end of race-based affirmative action should pave the way for positive admissions considerations— and full-tuition support for—descendants of enslaved Americans, James E. Murray Jr. writes.