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More Accountability Needed In CARES-Type Funding For Short-Term Certificate Programs - Opinion Piece

More Accountability Needed In CARES-Type Funding For Short-Term Cer...

July 09, 2020

Michael T. Nietzel writes: A new analysis by Third Way reveals that many short-term certificate programs that received millions of dollars in federal CARES funding have poor track records of increasing the earnings of their students, particularly those who come from low-income backgrounds.
Michael T. Nietzel writes: A new analysis by Third Way reveals that many short-term certificate programs that received millions of dollars in federal CARES funding have poor track records of increasing the earnings of their students, particularly those who come from low-income backgrounds.

July 09, 2020

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The Wall Street Journal

Why Cornell Will Reopen in the Fall

Why Cornell Will Reopen in the Fall

July 01, 2020

Michael I. Kotlikoff and Martha E. Pollack, President, Cornell University write: Colleges and universities in the U.S. face a difficult choice in the coming weeks. Some have decided that closing their campuses and offering online classes is the safest option. For others, the safer and more responsible alternative may be to allow students to return while putting in place a comprehensive virus-screening program that minimizes the risk of transmission. Contingent on New York state’s approval, we will be opening Cornell for residential instruction this fall.
Michael I. Kotlikoff and Martha E. Pollack, President, Cornell University write: Colleges and universities in the U.S. face a difficult choice in the coming weeks. Some have decided that closing their campuses and offering online classes is the safest option. For others, the safer and more responsible alternative may be to allow students to return while putting in place a comprehensive virus-screening program that minimizes the risk of transmission. Contingent on New York state’s approval, we will be opening Cornell for residential instruction this fall.

July 01, 2020

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Inside Higher Ed

Higher Education Needs Antifascism Now

Higher Education Needs Antifascism Now

July 01, 2020

Michael S. Roth, President, Wesleyan University writes: There is no neutrality with respect to the resurgent populist authoritarianism one sees in this country and in so many others. It is not enough even to say one is for freedom, or for greater equality, or for peace and justice -- for if those things are the case, one must now step up as an antifascist. This is particularly true in higher education.
Michael S. Roth, President, Wesleyan University writes: There is no neutrality with respect to the resurgent populist authoritarianism one sees in this country and in so many others. It is not enough even to say one is for freedom, or for greater equality, or for peace and justice -- for if those things are the case, one must now step up as an antifascist. This is particularly true in higher education.

July 01, 2020

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Forbes

Higher Ed’s Role In Tackling Two Pandemics, Covid-19 And Racism

Higher Ed’s Role In Tackling Two Pandemics, Covid-19 And Racism

July 01, 2020

Elizabeth Bradley, President, Vassar College writes: From what I can see, we need to do a better job of preventing the spread of both of these lethal forces. Scanning the landscape of both pandemics, I cannot help but think that too many of us are plagued by an overabundance of individualism and an inadequate sense of collectivism. Robert Bellah and colleagues in Habits of the Heart have posited that North America’s dominant language is that of individualism, self-determination, freedom and personal responsibility. Our second language, in contrast, is that of interconnectedness, interdependence and egalitarianism.
Elizabeth Bradley, President, Vassar College writes: From what I can see, we need to do a better job of preventing the spread of both of these lethal forces. Scanning the landscape of both pandemics, I cannot help but think that too many of us are plagued by an overabundance of individualism and an inadequate sense of collectivism. Robert Bellah and colleagues in Habits of the Heart have posited that North America’s dominant language is that of individualism, self-determination, freedom and personal responsibility. Our second language, in contrast, is that of interconnectedness, interdependence and egalitarianism.

July 01, 2020

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Forbes

How One Small College Has Big Plans To Thrive After The Pandemic - Interview

How One Small College Has Big Plans To Thrive After The Pandemic - ...

June 24, 2020

Allison Griffin writes: Shortly after the onset of the pandemic, I had the opportunity to convene a group of national higher education leaders to learn how they had responded in the weeks following the closure of many college and university campuses. Joining me in that conversation was Dr. Mary Marcy, president of Dominican University in California. Much of the attention in the early days of campus closures seemed to focus on large universities and statewide systems — largely because of the numbers of students impacted and the magnitude of the response needed to ensure connectivity and the continuity of support services. I wanted a different perspective.
Allison Griffin writes: Shortly after the onset of the pandemic, I had the opportunity to convene a group of national higher education leaders to learn how they had responded in the weeks following the closure of many college and university campuses. Joining me in that conversation was Dr. Mary Marcy, president of Dominican University in California. Much of the attention in the early days of campus closures seemed to focus on large universities and statewide systems — largely because of the numbers of students impacted and the magnitude of the response needed to ensure connectivity and the continuity of support services. I wanted a different perspective.

June 24, 2020

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