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No, universities aren’t ‘doing fine’ on needed funding

Time on the road has a way of giving one perspective on matters back at home. It was after a week of travel and a chance to be reminded once again of the importance of higher education on America’s ability to compete in a world economy that I returned home to see Bob Robb’s recent column articulating his position regarding appropriate tax support for public universities.

‘Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?’

Dickinson student's essay sets off intense debate there and elsewhere about who dominates classroom discussions. While piece has been pummeled in conservative blogosphere, issues related to who speaks in class concern many in academe.

Defining and pursuing success in competency-based education

Supporting student success inside and outside the classroom, and more clearly defining what success means, requires setting important guideposts that help direct growth in CBE programming.

Grading our progress as we approach the 2020 climate turning point

317 days: That’s how long we have until 2020 — the year by which scientists say we need to hit peak emissions in order to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.

Facebook ‘intentionally and knowingly’ violated data privacy laws

UK lawmakers have accused Facebook of violating data privacy and competition laws in a report on social media disinformation that also says CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed "contempt" toward parliament by not appearing before them.