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universities



  • Building Racial Dialogue (and a Department) In a Time of Backlash

    by Leora Auslander and Atom Getachew

    When many stakeholders were inclined to suspicion or outright hostility, building an academic department to study race, ethnicity and migration required labor-intensive dialogue not to split the difference between opposing sides but to build a majority coaltion of support. 



  • Back to School

    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.



  • When University Leaders Fail

    by François Furstenberg

    A university governed by long timelines and long-term thinking grows conservatively and cautiously and prepares itself prudently for potential crises. If you turn a university into a giant corporation, on the other hand, it will rise and fall with the business cycle.



  • Not the Same University

    Missouri Western cuts 30 percent of the faculty, along with programs in history, political science, sociology, economics, music and more.



  • Canaries in a ‘Toxic Mine’

    Professors at Ohio U say tenure-track faculty cuts can't simply be blamed on COVID-19, but rather long-term financial mismanagement.



  • What If Colleges Don’t Reopen Until 2021?

    "John Thelin, a University of Kentucky professor and the author of the definitive 'History of American Higher Education,' told me that he’s never seen anything like the dual crisis colleges are facing right now."