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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.

A drawing depicting a passport and an F-1 student visa; the latter document is stamped, in red, with the word “Rejected.”

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.

Young woman wearing headscarf shakes hands with another woman as if in an interview

Ensuring International Students’ Career Success

Sherry Wang and Merab Mushfiq offer several strategies to help international students overcome the challenges their North American peers don’t confront as often.

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.

Hazy scene of protestors holding flags and placards

Negotiating in a Protest Encampment

George R. Boggs shares what he learned years ago that remains relevant now, as well insights from today's context that he wish he'd known then.


Life Prep 101

College’s hidden curriculum’s essential role in preparing students for life post-graduation.

 Cover of “On the Move: The Overheating Earth and the Uprooting of America” by Abrahm Lustgarten

Reading ‘On the Move’ and Thinking Mostly About Climate Change

Another excellent book to place in conversation with Universities on Fire.