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Teachable Moment

Teachable Moment

March 06, 2019

Professor at university Dinesh D'Souza says "nobody's heard of" instructs him on the mission of smaller, access-oriented private institutions.
Professor at university Dinesh D'Souza says "nobody's heard of" instructs him on the mission of smaller, access-oriented private institutions.

March 06, 2019

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Inside Higher Ed

Art School Shakeout

Art School Shakeout

February 07, 2019

The smallest art colleges are struggling in a fiercely competitive market. Why are they showing such signs of stress? And can larger liberal arts colleges learn from their successes and missteps?
The smallest art colleges are struggling in a fiercely competitive market. Why are they showing such signs of stress? And can larger liberal arts colleges learn from their successes and missteps?

February 07, 2019

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Has Title IX Gone Too Far? This Professor Makes the Case

Has Title IX Gone Too Far? This Professor Makes the Case

February 07, 2019

In his latest book, The Transformation of Title IX (Brookings Institution Press), Melnick, a professor of American politics at Boston College, argues that civil-rights officials — with the help of activists and federal judges — have wielded the gender-equity law to try to upend gender stereotypes, define sexual harassment in an overly broad way, and force institutions to adopt a particular view of gender identity.
In his latest book, The Transformation of Title IX (Brookings Institution Press), Melnick, a professor of American politics at Boston College, argues that civil-rights officials — with the help of activists and federal judges — have wielded the gender-equity law to try to upend gender stereotypes, define sexual harassment in an overly broad way, and force institutions to adopt a particular view of gender identity.

February 07, 2019

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The New York Times

Going to College Should Not Be a Financial Albatross - Opinion Piece

Going to College Should Not Be a Financial Albatross - Opinion Piece

February 07, 2019

Lamar Alexander writes: It is never easy to pay for college, but the current level of generosity toward students is unprecedented. Last year, federal taxpayers awarded 60 percent of our 20 million college students $28 billion in grants and $90 billion in loans. In 16 states, two years of college is tuition free. While total student debt is high, the average loan for a four-year college graduate is about the same as the average car loan.
Lamar Alexander writes: It is never easy to pay for college, but the current level of generosity toward students is unprecedented. Last year, federal taxpayers awarded 60 percent of our 20 million college students $28 billion in grants and $90 billion in loans. In 16 states, two years of college is tuition free. While total student debt is high, the average loan for a four-year college graduate is about the same as the average car loan.

February 07, 2019

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Inside Higher Ed

Are Universities Political? - Opinion Piece

Are Universities Political? - Opinion Piece

February 07, 2019

Inger Bergom & Spencer Piston write: Paradoxically, the claim of being above politics is itself an old form of political rhetoric. In an article in Inside Higher Ed, Kington writes, “We exist for the preservation, transmission and creation of knowledge, and with this mission comes an obligation to provide room to freely explore ideas -- even and perhaps especially unpopular ones … When we begin to take positions on matters unrelated to our mission and make decisions based on a political litmus test, we hurt the very core of our mission.”
Inger Bergom & Spencer Piston write: Paradoxically, the claim of being above politics is itself an old form of political rhetoric. In an article in Inside Higher Ed, Kington writes, “We exist for the preservation, transmission and creation of knowledge, and with this mission comes an obligation to provide room to freely explore ideas -- even and perhaps especially unpopular ones … When we begin to take positions on matters unrelated to our mission and make decisions based on a political litmus test, we hurt the very core of our mission.”

February 07, 2019

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