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Building a Campus Culture of Human Rights

American colleges are failing to instill in students a respect for the fundamental values underlying human rights, Noam Schimmel writes.

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Transparency Is First Step Toward More Diversity in Leadership

Colleges should be required to report demographic data for presidents, provosts, deans, department chairs and trustees, Andrea Silbert writes.

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The ‘Fourth Wave’ of International Student Mobility

COVID effects, shifts from China to India, protectionist policies, and growing attention to employability and retention are all factors that will likely impact international student recruitment over the next decade, Ragh Singh writes.

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Politics and Beyond

Scott McLemee looks ahead to university press releases forthcoming this spring. 

A graphic depicting a passage from the model General Education Act that reads “As the faculty and teaching duties of the School of General Education increase in size, the university shall reduce faculty in divisions outside the School of General Education to a corresponding degree, through program discontinuance or substantial curtailment, as deemed necessary by the {governing board}.”

The Right-Wing Attack on Academia, With a Totalitarian Twist

New model legislation, ostensibly meant to overhaul general education, proposes a radical assault on faculty and academic freedom, John K. Wilson writes.

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Teaching Conflict, Not Violence

In teaching about the Middle East, a framework from the French psychologist Charles Rojzman can help engage students in conversations characterized by conflict, not violence, Pamela E. Barnett writes.

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Eliminate the Required First-Year Writing Course

Students no longer need a required first-year writing course if AI can write for them, Melissa Nicolas argues.

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Some Good News on Campus Veterans

There is progress amid the discouraging developments about the state of veterans on campuses, Wick Sloane writes.