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May 6, 2020

Article: If Academia Gets a Bailout, It Should Come With These Conditions

David Randall

Taxpayers should only be generous to colleges and universities that are prudent stewards of their money, defenders of American national interests, and guarantors of liberty.

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April 23, 2020

Article: What's the Future of Higher Education?

National Association of Scholars

As classes move online, campuses close, and colleges ask for bailouts, we want to know: What's the Future of Higher Education?

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April 21, 2020

Article: Coronavirus and Budget Freezes

David Randall

Colleges and universities should not receive another cent until they cut their useless administrators.

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April 20, 2020

Article: Coronavirus and Student Character

David Randall

Social justice education, civic engagement, and service learning have proven ineffective in shaping college students' character. 

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April 19, 2020

Article: No More Merit

Christopher Kendall

Fred Hess proposes that higher education switch all admissions processes to a random lottery. While the idea is unique, it is likely to create more problems than it solves.

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April 18, 2020

Article: Colleges Must Cut Administrative Costs to Survive This Crisis

David Randall

Higher education is a top-heavy ship that is quickly sinking under the weight of its own administration. Schools should be allowed to toss some of their cargo overboard.

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April 16, 2020

Article: Coronavirus: A Golden Opportunity for Online Learning?

Glenn Ricketts

If you’re looking for the magic remedy that will cure the present academic deficiencies that plague American higher education, please don’t expect to find it in online teaching.

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April 15, 2020

Article: Scholar Recommends Scorched Earth Strategy Against Higher Ed to Reform It

Jennifer Kabbany

In his forthcoming book, John Ellis proposes strong legislative action to combat the ideological homogeneity within American higher education.

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April 14, 2020

Article: Are American Universities Becoming Multinational Institutions?

David Randall

American universities should always serve American interests—not serve as a machine to employ compradors and promote acquiescent collaborators to foreign strip-mining of America.

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April 11, 2020

Article: Pandemic Waste in Higher Education

Neetu Arnold

The coronavirus emergency has forcibly brought to light much of the flagrant wastefulness within higher education. Why not take this opportunity to trim the fat before next semester?

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April 10, 2020

Article: Coronavirus and Closing Colleges

David Randall

The financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic have put many colleges and universities, particularly of the small, private variety, on death watch. 

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April 8, 2020

Article: Rethinking University Dependence on Foreign Students

David Randall

Once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, might it not be better if we tried to attract American students and their tuition dollars by competing to provide a rigorous, remunerative education?

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April 5, 2020

Article: Coronavirus and High School History

David Randall

What does COVID-19 have to do with high school history class? As it turns out, quite a lot.

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April 4, 2020

Article: Harvard Students Call for All A's Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

David Randall

Over 500 of the ivy league's brightest have demanded to received all A's due to the coronavirus emergency. This will not adequately prepare our future leaders for post-college crises.

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April 3, 2020

Article: Coronavirus and Student Debt

David Randall

What, if anything, should happen to student debt during and after the coronavirus pandemic? David Randall offers his recommendations.

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April 1, 2020

Article: Harvard in Crisis: COVID-19 and the Future of Higher Education

Christopher Kendall

Harvard lays off hourly workers, cuts faculty salaries, and increases administrators' earnings in response to financial downturn. What's wrong with this picture?

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March 31, 2020

Article: Holding Educrats’ Feet to the Fire

John David

Higher education administrators need to be challenged, not reaffirmed, when they threaten intellectual diversity and academic freedom.

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March 30, 2020

Article: Coronavirus and Tuition Refunds: What are Students Really Paying For?

David Welch

Students are demanding tuition refunds, but university administrators argue that students are still receiving their degree value. Which is it? 

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March 28, 2020

Article: Dispensable Diversity

David Randall

Many higher education administrators suddenly have nothing to do, giving college and university presidents a chance to reevaluate their schools' real administrative needs.

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March 27, 2020

Article: Coronavirus and Philanthropy

David Randall

Government aid will only go so far in helping American higher education recover from COVID-19-related finanial losses. What role should individual donors play with their own funds?

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March 26, 2020

Article: Give Colleges A Bailout, but Not a Blank Check

David Randall

Give priority to distance learning and community colleges, and call a holiday from new regulations.

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March 24, 2020

Article: Coronavirus and Distance Learning

David Randall

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused virtually every American college and university to switch to remote "distance learning." Will this help or harm students in the long run?

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March 24, 2020

Article: Coronavirus and Higher Ed. Bailouts

John David

As expected, the calls for a higher ed. bailout have arisen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. But have schools considered cutting costs as well?

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March 20, 2020

Article: Coronavirus and Reproducibility

David Randall

The arguments in favor of acting now, with insufficient data, are unusually strong.

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March 16, 2020

Article: Help students think twice before they go into debt

Neetu Arnold

President Trump recently unveiled his 2021 budget proposal, which contains several provisions designed to mitigate the student debt crisis.

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March 16, 2020

Article: Our Operations During the COVID-19 Emergency

Peter Wood

NAS President Peter Wood on our response to the coronavirus emergency.

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