SOURCE: The New York Times
The Only Way to Save Higher Education Is to Make It Free
by Claire Bond Potter
College was already a financial house of cards. Then coronavirus hit.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Free Speech on Campus Is Doing Just Fine, Thank You
by Lee C. Bollinger
Norms about the First Amendment are evolving—but not in the way President Trump thinks.
The Chinese Threat to American Higher Education
by Mark S. Ferrara
As President Trump’s nationalistic rhetoric and restrictive immigration policies have resulted in a 10 percent drop in international student enrollments on American campuses, China’s “Double First Class” plan aims to make forty-two of its universities into world-class institutions by 2050.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Long considered a high honor, the valedictorian tradition faces an uncertain future
by John R. Thelin
Though the tradition goes back to colonial times, the validity of valedictorian honor is increasingly being called into question.
The truth about the "campus free speech" crusade and its myths that won't die
by Jim Sleeper
While critics of college "snowflakes" prop up a fake crisis, even "good liberals" misunderstand student outbursts.
SOURCE: One Class
Should Higher-Ed Admissions Be Federally Regulated?
What the data can teach us.
SOURCE: NY Times
Humanities Endowment Announces New Grants Amid Old Threats
The grants were announced two weeks after the Trump administration released a proposed budget for fiscal 2020 that called for closure of the agency, whose activities were described as lying outside of “core federal responsibilities.”
To Understand The History Of Elite College Admissions, Just Follow The Money
“Rich people have gotten their kids into college for, well, pretty much the history of colleges."
Trump's Executive Order Censors Free Speech on College Campuses
by Ed Simon
The House Un-American Activities Committee and the real intent of Trump's "free speech" executive order.
SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer
Who’s the snowflake? We tenured professors, that’s who
by Anita Bernstein
Our freedom to say what we want is not only tolerated but celebrated.
Parents, College, Money, and the American Dream
by Janet Golden
At a time when less than 20 percent of Americans completed high school and far fewer went on to higher education, financial institutions told parents to start saving for college.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Why the College-Admissions Scandal Is So Absurd
by Alia Wong
For the parents charged in a new FBI investigation, crime was a cheaper and simpler way to get their kids into elite schools than the typical advantages wealthy applicants receive.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
Whose History? Scholars and Students Attempt to Correct Years of Archival Neglect at Johns Hopkins
Ideally the archive won't just serve the institution, but will face outward, toward the greater community.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Trump promises executive order that could strip colleges of funding if they don’t ‘support free speech’
President Trump said March 2 he intends to sign an executive order mandating that colleges take steps to guarantee free speech to get federal research grants.
SOURCE: New York Magazine
How NYU and Food-Service Giant Aramark Stumbled Into a Black History Month PR Fiasco
Last February, a rather intense controversy erupted at New York University over the menu offered by one dining hall as part of a Black History Month celebration.
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