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March 21, 2019
Low-income students face many more obstacles to earning a college degree than affluent ones. Preferences for alumni children shouldn’t be among them, argues Peter McPherson.
March 21, 2019
Strengthening connections between credit and noncredit work-force programs at community colleges would be beneficial for students, writes Jim Jacobs.
March 20, 2019
The people who support academic boycott, divestment and sanctions are demanding academic freedom for themselves and their fellow boycotters but denying it to their students, argues Tammi Rossman-Benjamin.

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March 20, 2019
Establishing a national online university is a Hail Mary pass for an institution that's not being sufficiently supported. It's a common story throughout the country.
March 20, 2019
Layers, costs and careers.  
March 20, 2019
Rebranding and rethinking remote academic work.

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March 4, 2019
The ethical issues raised by the Wake Forest controversy are complicated, writes Jim Jump.
March 4, 2019
The 50th anniversary of a protest by scientists against the Vietnam War makes this an opportune time to reflect on that activism and the position of science then and now, writes Alan Chodos.
March 1, 2019
Scott McLemee evaluates international research -- and the resulting attention -- focused on the gender gap in the publication of articles in academic journals.
February 28, 2019
How should colleges respond, Brian Whalen asks, to a nationalist outlook that sows deep divisions among people?
February 27, 2019
Replying to a recent blog post, Jonathan Poritz argues that lowering students' costs by using open educational resources isn't just a nicety in an era when many students are hungry and textbook "quality" is exaggerated.

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