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April 3, 2020
Colleges must immediately develop flexible financial planning that accounts for what happens in the spring and what might occur in the fall, write Brian C. Mitchell and Richard K. Gaumer.
April 2, 2020
Higher education institutions are well positioned to lead efforts beyond campus borders, write S. Abu Turab Rizvi and Peter Eckel, who offer three suggestions for doing so.
April 1, 2020
The brand of remote instruction most colleges are offering now will create a backlash against online education. Colleges will have to significantly expand the learning ecosystem to overcome it, write Peter Stokes and Mark Johnson.

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April 3, 2020
Synchronous courses, old friends, a mystery solved and a tribute.
April 2, 2020
Features pushed back for 90 days as Zoom focuses on privacy and security.
April 2, 2020
We may be looking at teaching from a distance for the indefinite future. I had to figure out how to teach students I'd never meet.

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February 15, 2005
Scott McLemee takes a look at something more often practiced than theorized.
February 14, 2005
In the quest to measure university performance, both for valid or other reasons, we often latch on to statistics in ways that do more harm than good.
February 11, 2005
February 4, 2005
The federal system for determining students' financial needs is a complicated mess that deters low-income families. Ellen Frishberg's solution offers better information, not more money.
February 3, 2005
"You're too young to know about the cafeterias," said Julius Jacobson. "The cafeterias were wonderful," said Phyllis Jacobson. "There's nothing like them today." "The cafeterias and the automats were the center of New York intellectual life back then," they continued. Each one finishing the other's thought, as old couples often will. "You'd buy a sandwich or a piece of pie, both if you could afford it, but what you really went there to do was talk." They talked. And I listened, hoping, as ever, to be transported into their past, at least for a while.

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