SOURCE: American Prospect
by François Furstenberg
It’s not that university leaders necessarily want to open their campuses with new outbreaks looming in the fall. It’s that their business model leaves them no alternative.
SOURCE: New York Times
by John I. Jenkins
The President of the University of Notre Dame argues that the university's mission is a higher good that requires informed and cautious embrace of risk.
SOURCE: The New York Times
As universities announce plans to bring back students, a pattern is emerging: shorter semesters to avoid late-fall infections.
SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
Faculty grow wary of cuts to instructional staff as universities respond to fiscal crisis.
SOURCE: Southern Spaces
by Grace Elizabeth Hale
Athens kids built the first important small-town American music scene and the key early site of what would become alternative or indie culture.
SOURCE: New York Times
State legislatures are likely to respond to falling tax revenues by slashing budgets for public colleges and universities.
A resurgent Coronavirus pandemic is scrambling plans to bring students back to campus. Most recently UNC tenured faculty warned students to stay away and NCAA student-athletes threaten to withhold their unpaid labor.
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
The historically black North Carolina state university is considering ending its degree programs in physics, political science, and history.
SOURCE: LA Times
Jonathan Zimmerman teaches history and education at New York University. He is the author of "Small Wonder: The Little Red Schoolhouse in History and Memory."My daughter is a junior in high school, so I've spent part of this spring making that upper-middle-class pilgrimage known as "the college tour."But as we were led across sweeping lawns by tour guides walking backward, I found myself thinking less about my daughter's looming college experience and more about how different her life will be after she graduates.I've also been thinking about "Girls," the television series about four young women trying to make ends meet in New York. Three of them are depicted as recent graduates of Oberlin, which is also the alma mater of "Girls" creator and lead actress Lena Dunham.
SOURCE: Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Dr. Elwood Watson is a professor of history and African-American studies at East Tennessee State University.The fact is that 2012 was a horrible year in terms of sexual assaults on college campuses.In June 2012, Trey Malone, a junior at Amherst College and a distinguished student both academically and athletically, took his own life after he was unable to deal with the immense trauma and intense emotions he suffered after being the victim of rape by a co-ed. After his suicide, it was discovered that Malone’s experience was not an aberration. On the contrary, he was one of a number of students on the prestigious, leafy, upscale, distinguished liberal arts institution who had been the victim of such a horrific sexual violation. His death made national headlines, caused the Amherst college community to erupt, (the campus president, Carolyn Martin, aggressively denounced the perpetrators of such crimes and led the effort in instituting policies and programs to combat such behavior) sparked widespread discussion on the campus and, once again, brought the issue of rape and sexual assault to the forefront of national debate.
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