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What’s Hot in Higher Ed 2/1/19

February 1, 2019 by Erik Gross |

Hampshire College Struggles to Stay Open

Hampshire College, a small liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, recently announced that it will be seeking a… Continue Reading >>

This Week In Higher Ed 1/25

January 25, 2019 by Erik Gross |

Massachusetts Seeks to Regulate College Closures

As private colleges continue to close their doors at an alarming rate, Massachusetts is considering new regulations to provide students… Continue Reading >>

This Week in Higher Ed 12/14

December 14, 2018 by Erik Gross |

Temple University Decides Not to Discipline Professor Marc Lamont Hill

In a talk before the United Nations, Marc Lamont Hill, professor of media studies at Temple University, spoke in favor… Continue Reading >>

This Week in Higher Ed 12/7

December 7, 2018 by Erik Gross |

Trustees Shirk Commitment to Academic Freedom

In an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Keith Whittington, professor of politics at Princeton University, discusses how… Continue Reading >>

America Has to Stop Paying Lip Service to STEM

December 15, 2015 by Eric Bledsoe |

Peruse any news or education policy site today, regardless of its political bias, and you'll hear a common narrative: the U.S. is not preparing today's students for tomorrow's jobs. Almost anyone… Continue Reading >>

US News Rankings Miss the Mark, Value Reputation over Education

September 9, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

The (in)famous US News & World Report annual college rankings listContinue Reading >>

The Wall Street Journal on Accreditation Reform

January 15, 2013 by William Gonch|

Last week you read about the “crisis of accreditation” in higher ed, which works, in short, like this:

First Amendment Ignored on College Campuses

December 19, 2012 by William Gonch|

On December 18th, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) released its annual study, Spotlight on Speech Codes 2013. … Continue Reading >>

Jacques Barzun, Renowned Scholar and Member of ACTA’s National Council, Dies at 104

October 26, 2012 |

Jacques Barzun, one of the 20th century’s greatest public intellectuals and a dear friend of ACTA, passed away Thursday evening in San Antonio, TX, where he had lived for the last eighteen… Continue Reading >>

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The Consequences of the Government Shutdown for Higher Ed

Chronicle of Higher Education, Lindsay Ellis and Lily Jackson 

College Bloat Meets ‘The Blade’

Wall Street Journal, Tunku Varadarajan

College Trustees Must Protect Free Speech

Chronicle of Higher Education, Keith E. Whittington

Donations Keep Iowa Wesleyan Afloat

Education Dive, Natalie Schwartz

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