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A tablet screen bears the words "CRITICAL RACE THEORY" in red. In the background is a row of books.
August 18, 2022
Not all is well in North Dakota: Anastassiya Andrianova offers a dispatch from the battle against legislation barring critical race theory in the Upper Midwest.
Melanie Lundquist, a white woman wearing academic regalia, speaks at a podium about her gift to McPherson College. She is surrounded by college personnel, also in academic regalia.
August 17, 2022
By giving to McPherson College in Kansas, Melanie Lundquist wants to inspire more donations to small liberal arts colleges, she writes.
An oil platform at sea on fire.
August 16, 2022
Consider this my “burning platform” memo for higher ed, Temple University president Jason Wingard writes.

Letters to the Editor

September 29, 2021
Schuler Foundation's effort to bring low-income and minority students to small liberal-arts colleges reflects misconceptions of "white-led foundations who really don’t get it."
September 22, 2021
A physicist explains why academic standards matter.
September 14, 2021
Most private employers, including colleges and universities, and their employees will still have a choice.
August 31, 2021
"Can rigor and compassion not exist simultaneously?"
August 25, 2021
Yes, grad students should save for retirement, but let's get the math right on how much they can earn from Roth IRAs.

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August 18, 2022
This one is for all the new students out there.
August 17, 2022
Tracking "productivity" doesn't actually make people more productive. 
August 17, 2022
What instructors can learn from AI and Machine Learning-powered essay autograders.

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July 8, 2022
Schools of education must prepare future teachers for the mental and emotional toll of school safety and security, writes counselor education professor Emily Sallee.
July 8, 2022
Scott McLemee takes a peek at Lynn Spigel's TV Snapshots: An Archive of Everyday Life
July 7, 2022
Academic freedom is threatened both by the growing use of contingent faculty contracts and the inclusion of diversity, equity and inclusion standards for tenure, Steven McGuire writes.
July 6, 2022
As the Fifth Circuit prepares to hear challenge to DACA, campuses must anticipate the immigration program’s possible elimination, Miriam Feldblum and Jose Magaña-Salgado write.
July 5, 2022
Following on his university’s first Juneteenth celebration, Thomas A. Parham reflects on how higher education can make substantive change to support Black excellence.

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