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Alternate Angles of Higher Ed Equity: Seven Insights Gained From European Universities

Setting aside affordability in the conversation about equity allows for a broader range of insight that could benefit students and the institution, writes Diane Lasyone Elliott from Western Governors University.

A single pro-Palestinian demonstrator is surrounded by dozens of police officers wearing helmets.

The Hammer

Gregg Gonsalves asks why campus leaders resorted so quickly to calling in the cops.

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Don’t Roll Back Progress on Textbook Affordability

Course material costs have been coming down, but an Education Department proposal puts that progress in jeopardy, Eric Weil and Michael Moore write.

The word “respect,” spelled out in multicolored letters, each tacked onto a cork board with colorful pushpins..

Rethinking Respect

Colleges can help students cultivate civic respect—a value more easily affirmed than granted in our polarized climate, Jeff Spinner-Halev and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse write.

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Student Visa Denials Threaten U.S. Competitiveness

College leaders should focus immigration lobbying efforts on state lawmakers, in addition to federal ones, Samba Dieng writes.

The red, white and blue book jacket for John Rennie Short’s “Insurrection: What the January 6 Assault on the Capitol Reveals about America and Democracy,” which depicts a watermark-like image of the QAnon shaman holding an American flag.


Scott McLemee reviews John Rennie Short’s Insurrection: What the January 6 Assault on the Capitol Reveals about America and Democracy.

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GPTs for Scholars: Enablers of Shoddy Research?

The GPTs that offer scholarly citations may eliminate the issue of hallucinated (fake) citations, but they pose other problems, Mohammad Hosseini and Kristi Holmes write.

The headline and subhead for Ben Sasse's recent The Wall Street Journal op-ed is overlaid against a photo of Sasse, who is smiling widely. The text reads: "The Adults Are Still in Charge at the University of Florida: Higher education isn't  daycare. Here are the rules we follow on free speech and public protests."  Below that text, in smaller print, there is an attribution: "Ben Sasse, University of Florida President/Commentary in The Wall Street Journal"

The Unbearable Hypocrisy of Ben Sasse

The University of Florida president ignores the most serious threats facing higher ed, Brian Rosenberg writes.