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Explore the debate and science of COVID-19.

September 1, 2020

New Book Outlines Fifteen College Reopening Scenarios

John David

In their new book, Joshua Kim and Edward Maloney analyze a host of different college reopening options on a spectrum from "Back to Normal" to "Fully Remote."

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July 14, 2020

Higher Ed’s Princes and Paupers Plan Reopening

John David

Elite colleges and universities have not provided the actionable reopening solution many hoped for—their plans would spell bankruptcy and closure for most schools in America.

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July 10, 2020

Don’t Bail Out Colleges. Help Students Instead.

Andrew Gillen

To make it out of COVID-19 alive, colleges and universities need to 1) support students directly and 2) allow alternative educational providers to enter the market.

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July 7, 2020

Curing Higher Ed in the Wake of COVID-19

Adam Ellwanger

The current model of higher education is utterly dysfunctional. COVID-19 has given us an unprecedented opportunity to make it work again.

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June 12, 2020

Defending Against the Jacobins

Peter Wood

As college presidents shirk academic reform in favor of more activist programs, the question remains: Will boards of trustees walk with higher ed. leadership over the edge of the cliff?

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June 2, 2020

Questioning Ties to China

Rachelle Peterson

For years the Chinese government has worked to co-opt American students, scholars, and institutions of higher education. It's high time our government takes action.

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May 27, 2020

Tie Pandemic Aid to the Renewal of Higher Education

Jonathan Pidluzny

Simply calling on higher education to do better is like trying to herd cats with a feather—legislative action is needed.

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May 22, 2020

The Failure of the New Class under the Test of COVID-19

Alexander Riley

When the SARS-CoV-2 virus first appeared, many experts understated the threat. Now more than two months into the pandemic these same experts have coalesced around the most hyperbolic disease modeling.

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May 16, 2020

Bailed-Out Colleges Should Be Forced to Cut Administrative Bloat

Christopher Kendall

We must ensure that taxpayer money is well spent, rather than allow colleges and universities to return to the status quo ante.

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May 8, 2020

COVID-19: A Medical Example of How Science-Guided Policy Goes Wrong

Neil A. Kurtzman

We must balance fighting the coronavirus pandemic with protecting our nation's fundamental infrastructure.

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