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December 30, 2020

What to Worship, How to Obey: The New Rules of Cancel Culture

Peter Wood

Cancel culture is what we call the effort by leftists to banish people who defy the edicts of political correctness. The goalposts keep moving and cancellable offenses continue to expand. Are there an......

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December 1, 2020

COVID-19 Spurs Rule by Bureaucracy

David Acevedo

Higher ed administrators have kept busy lining their own pockets at the expense of faculty, students, and “non-essential” staff at all levels of the university.

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November 30, 2020

University Administrators’ Pandemic Power Grab

Neetu Arnold

Universities are taking advantage of the pandemic to "hollow out the middle," that is, to defenestrate full-time and tenured faculty from their positions of influence in the university.

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September 1, 2020

New Book Outlines Fifteen College Reopening Scenarios

David Acevedo

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

David Acevedo

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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