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The Progressive Case for Reforming Higher Ed

Customized, digital education offers a path for progressive reform, Michael D. Smith writes.

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Information Deficits Undermine College Access

Financial issues aren’t the only barrier to access, Siva Kumari writes.

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The Academic Trumpists, Part 1

Scott McLemee reviews David L. Swartz’s study of the academics who support Donald Trump.

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Grandiloquent and Sesquipedalian or Pompous and Pretentious?

Paul T. Henley explores some of the terms and phrases that are too often co-opted, misused or mangled in academic language.

The Healing Stage

Performance art as therapy, self-expression and a path to empowerment.

Beyond the Degree: Empowering Graduates’ Futures

Strategies for combating postcollege underemployment.

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How I Failed My First Presidency

Reflecting on his previous performance before leading a new institution, Chato Hazelbaker sees three key areas for improvement.