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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why It’s Important to Protect Space for ‘the Thought We Hate’

Why It’s Important to Protect Space for ‘the Thought We Hate’

April 24, 2018

Julie Wollman, president of Widener University, and Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, a nonprofit group, discuss how education can help people understand First Amendment rights in an age of incivility. This segment is part of a series of video highlights from SXSWedu, produced by The Chronicle.
Julie Wollman, president of Widener University, and Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, a nonprofit group, discuss how education can help people understand First Amendment rights in an age of incivility. This segment is part of a series of video highlights from SXSWedu, produced by The Chronicle.

April 24, 2018

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The Washington Post

Civic Engagement and the Value of College

Civic Engagement and the Value of College

April 24, 2018

Margee Ensign, President, Dickinson College writes: Perception is reality. That is bad news for those of us in higher education, as several polls show sharp declines in the perceived value of a college education and of colleges in general. A chief complaint is almost always in connection with our relationship to civil society. Critics suggest that the academy is a bastion of politically correct liberal ideas but never really contributes much to the greater good. Occasionally they are right, but mostly they’re wrong.
Margee Ensign, President, Dickinson College writes: Perception is reality. That is bad news for those of us in higher education, as several polls show sharp declines in the perceived value of a college education and of colleges in general. A chief complaint is almost always in connection with our relationship to civil society. Critics suggest that the academy is a bastion of politically correct liberal ideas but never really contributes much to the greater good. Occasionally they are right, but mostly they’re wrong.

April 24, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Can Sweet Briar Survive?

How Can Sweet Briar Survive?

April 23, 2018

Meredith Woo, president of Sweet Briar College, talks about what it will take for the Virginia institution to survive and grow just a few years after it nearly shut down.
Meredith Woo, president of Sweet Briar College, talks about what it will take for the Virginia institution to survive and grow just a few years after it nearly shut down.

April 23, 2018

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UniversityBusiness.com

Shared Governance Builds Stronger Colleges - Presidential Interview

Shared Governance Builds Stronger Colleges - Presidential Interview

April 20, 2018

Tim Goral interviews Lyon College President W. Joseph King and former university president Brian C. Mitchell about their new practical guide for new and veteran leaders.
 
Tim Goral interviews Lyon College President W. Joseph King and former university president Brian C. Mitchell about their new practical guide for new and veteran leaders.
 

April 20, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Difficult Decisions for Small Colleges

Difficult Decisions for Small Colleges

April 17, 2018

David Chard, President, Wheelock College and Mary Churchill write: While Mount Ida’s approach to a tough decision was clearly less than ideal, their problems are not distinct, nor are they easily solvable. Given the realities for many small colleges today, and the decisions others will likely have to make in the coming months and years, it’s important to realize the myriad factors that need to be considered to avoid the kind of backlash Mount Ida is facing.
David Chard, President, Wheelock College and Mary Churchill write: While Mount Ida’s approach to a tough decision was clearly less than ideal, their problems are not distinct, nor are they easily solvable. Given the realities for many small colleges today, and the decisions others will likely have to make in the coming months and years, it’s important to realize the myriad factors that need to be considered to avoid the kind of backlash Mount Ida is facing.

April 17, 2018

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