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higher education


  • The Chinese Threat to American Higher Education

    by Mark S. Ferrara

    As President Trump’s nationalistic rhetoric and restrictive immigration policies have resulted in a 10 percent drop in international student enrollments on American campuses, China’s “Double First Class” plan aims to make forty-two of its universities into world-class institutions by 2050.



  • On the Recent Executive Order on"Free Inquiry" in Higher Education

    by James Grossman and Edward Liebow

    President Donald Trump’s executive order of March 21 on “free inquiry, transparency, and accountability in colleges and universities” is a textbook example of a classic negotiating ploy—misdirection. 



  • Revise, revise, revise. That’s how history works

    by Jeff Kolnick

    Revisionism is not something to be feared or rejected, nor is it something to be celebrated or revered. It is what historians do, and we do it all the time.



  • Attack on the AHA Couldn’t Be More Wrong

    by Joy Connolly

    "As interim President of a large public graduate school, I believe passionately in providing education that empowers students to make the most of their lives, whether or not they pursue careers in the academy."



  • A Moral Stain on the Profession

    by Daniel Bessner and Michael Brenes

    As the humanities collapse, it’s time to name and shame the culprits.



  • Taking Down ‘Birth of a Nation’

    Chapman University removes posters from prominent places in its film school after students object to centrality of a work full of racism.



  • Being a Black Academic in America

    Featuring short essays by historians Keisha N. Blain, Marcia Chatelain, Gerald Early, Stefan M. Bradley, and Noliwe M. Rook.