1    Can the Humanities Be Saved?

Sources
As Humanities Majors Decline, Colleges Try to Hype Up Their Programs (The Atlantic)
The Vanishing History Major (Inside Higher Ed)
The Problem Solvers of Tomorrow’s Workforce (Washington Post)
The Liberal Arts Weren’t Murdered—They Committed Suicide (National Review)

Further Reading
Of Faith and Tragedy (American Scholar)
Which Colleges Did Best at Winning Humanities Grants? (Chronicle of Higher Education)




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11    Bloomberg’s Billions May Not Close the Poverty Gap

Sources
Michael Bloomberg to Give Johns Hopkins Record $1.8 Billion (Wall Street Journal)
Wait, Is Bloomberg’s $1.8-Billion Donation to Johns Hopkins a Good Thing? (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Further Reading
Bloomberg Gives $1.8 Billion to Johns Hopkins for Student Aid (New York Times)
With Bloomberg’s backing, top colleges seek more low-income students (Washington Post)







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12    Free Speech is Floundering

Sources
The “Campus Free Speech Crisis” Ended Last Year (Niskanen Center
Free Speech and Its Present Crisis (City-Journal)

Further Reading
Administration, Faculty, and the Hard Free-Speech Questions (AAUP)
Johns Hopkins Pushes for Armed Police on Campus (Wall Street Journal)
New Policy Supports Freedom of Speech and Intellectual Diversity (National Association of Scholars)
If Orwell Were Alive Today… (New Criterion)




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13   New Concept: Get to Class on Time


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What Time Is It at Berkeley? Ten Minutes Past Reality (Wall Street Journal)With Student Interest Soaring, Berkeley Creates New Data-Sciences Division (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Further Reading
UVA to Set Up School of Data Science With $120 Million Gift (Wall Street Journal)
Berkeley’s Fastest-Growing Class Is Data Science 101 (Wall Street Journal)





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14    “Made in China” Ain’t What It Used to Be


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Another Confucius Institute Closes (James G. Martin Center)
Chinese Military Researchers Exploit Western Universities (Financial Times)
China’s Military Sends More Scholars Abroad, at Times Without Schools’ Knowledge (Wall Street Journal)
Duke Professor Apologizes for Telling Chinese Students to Speak English on Campus (Washington Post)

Further Reading
U.S. Accuses Chinese Firm, Partner of Stealing Trade Secrets From Micron  (Wall Street Journal)





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15     Yale Professor Disciplined a Second Time

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The Stubborn Culture of Harassment in America’s Medical Schools (The Atlantic)
A Star Professor, Removed From Endowed Chair for Harassment, Accuses Yale of ‘Pandering’ to #MeToo Activists (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Stripped of Endowed Chair, Simons Files Lawsuit Against Yale (Yale Daily News)
Simons Withdraws Suit Against Yale (Yale Daily News)
Alpern Steps Down From School of Medicine Deanship (Yale Daily News)






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16     Frats Strike Back

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Harvard Faces Lawsuits Over Sanctions on Single-Sex Clubs (Wall Street Journal)
Harvard to Bar Members of Single-Gender Clubs From Leadership in Official Groups (Wall Street Journal)
Fraternities and Sororities Sue Harvard Over Its Policy Against Single-Sex Groups (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Further Reading
Suspension Continues for Bowie State Marching Band in Wake of Hazing Allegations (Washington Post)





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17     Betsy DeVos Proposes Sweeping Changes to Title IX Regulations

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What You Need to Know About the Proposed Title IX RegulationsKeep Cross-Examination out of College Sexual-Assault Cases (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Sex Assault Rules Under DeVos Bolster Defendants’ Rights and Ease CollegeLiability (New York Times)
New Rules for Sexual-Assault Cases Boost Protections for Accused Students (Wall Street Journal)
Assessing Betsy DeVos’s Proposed Rules on Title IX and Sexual Assault (The New Yorker)

Further Reading
Harvard Zealots Abuse Title IX to Nail the Accused (Minding the Campus)
Appeals Court Rules U of Southern California’s Sexual Misconduct InvestigationsUnfair (Education Dive)
Why This Is a Very Scary Time for Young Men (Minding the Campus)
DeVos Keeps Her Promise on Campus Due Process (Wall Street Journal)
Title IX Regulations: More Speech, Due Process Safeguards (FIRE)
Why Shouldn’t College Students Have the Equivalent of Miranda Rights? (James G. Martin Center)
Will Colleges Actually Heed the New Title IX Regulations? (Weekly Standard)
The ACLU Moves to Embrace Due Process on Title IX (The Atlantic)



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18    Accreditation Reform

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DeVos Outlines ‘Rethinking’ of Higher Education (Inside Higher Ed)
DeVos Reinstates For-Profit College Accrediting Group (WSJ)
No Penalty for Western Governors (Inside Higher Ed)

Further Reading
Education Dept. OKs Federal Funds for Western Governors U., Suggesting Rule Changes for Online Programs (Chronicle of Higher Education)





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19    Judge in Harvard Trial Has Harvard Connection of Her Own

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Presiding Over the Harvard Admissions Trial: A Judge Who Was Rejected From Harvard (New York Times)
Harvard’s Star Witness Testified All Day. Here Are 4 Moments That Mattered. (Chronicle of Higher Education)







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20    When Is a Hoax Just a Hoax?

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A Hoax and Its ‘Human Subjects’ (Wall Street Journal)
Proceedings Start Against ‘Sokal Squared’ Hoax Professor (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Further Reading
Literary Hoaxes and the Ethics of Authorship (New Yorker)
Bait and Switch (Chronicle of Higher Education)





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21    To Survive, Colleges Must Tighten Belts and Adapt to Shifting Markets

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How Many Colleges Will Go Under? Will Yours Be One? (Minding the Campus)
Moody’s Gives Higher Ed a Negative Outlook, Again (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Tuition Revenue Won’t Be Enough For Most Schools, Forecast Says (Hechinger Report)
College Bloat Meets ‘The Blade’ (Wall Street Journal)

Further Reading
Higher Education Moon Shot Remains Stuck in Lower Orbit (Washington Post)
International Perspectives in Higher Education: Balancing Access, Equity, andCost (AEI)
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress;12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Independent Institute)
Is This Higher Education’s Golden Age? (Chronicle of Higher Education)
What the Rise of the Mega-University Might Mean for the Rest of Us (Chronicle of Higher Education)
With HBX Rebranding, Harvard Puts the ‘Online” Back in Online Business School (Education Dive)
Hampshire College to Admit Pared-Down Freshman Class Next Year (Chronicle of Higher Education)
As Bennett College Faces Loss of Accreditation, High Point U. Steps in With $1-Million Donation (Chronicle of Higher Education)


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22     Slavery, Settlements, and Survival

How Universities Can Respond to Their Slavery Ties (Chronicle of Higher Education)
The Georgetown Memory Project: Further Research Is Necessary (GMP)
A New Path to Atonement (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Federal Appeals Court Sends Maryland to Mediation in Long-Running Case Involving Historically Black Schools (Washington Post)
For Alumnae, the Fight to Keep Bennett College Open Is a Fight for Black Women in Academe (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Further Reading
A ‘Long Overdue Conversation’: Do Universities That Benefited From Slavery Owe a Debt to Black Colleges? (Chronicle of Higher Education)




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23     How to Restore Public Confidence in Higher Education

Sources
How Academe Can Retrieve Its Good Name (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Colleges Teach Students How to Think. Should They Also Teach Them How toThrive? (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Further Reading
Higher Education—Part of the Battle for America’s Soul (National Review)
How Professors Ceded Their Authority (Chronicle of Higher Education)
10 Years Later, Goal of Getting More Americans Through College Is Way Behind Schedule (Hechinger Report)





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24     Tuition Revenue Threat

Sources
International Student Enrollment Drops for Second Year, Report Says (WSJ)
International Student Growth is the Slowest Since 9/11 (University World News)








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25     One-of-a-Kind Stories: From Eminent Domain Abuse to Free Courses at Harvard

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Public Universities Exploit Eminent Domain Powers With Little Oversight (James G. Martin Center)
When College Degrees Impede Opportunity (AEI)
400 Free Ivy League University Courses You Can Take Online in 2019 (Quartz)

Further Reading
Be Wary of This Test (James G. Martin Center)
UConn Athletic Department in 2018: Generated $40 Million In Revenue, Spent $81 Million In Expenses (Hartford Courant)
Going to College Should Not Be a Financial Albatros (New York Times)





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26     A Divided Congress and What It Means for Higher Ed


Sources 
The Democrats Retake the House; Now What for Higher Ed? (James G. Martin Center)
A Divided Congress Is Unlikely to Compromise on Higher Ed. But What if ItDid? (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Further Reading
Stay Awake for These 5 Issues During Negotiated Rulemaking (Chronicle of Higher Education)






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27    “Free Tuition” May Have Lost Its Luster

Source
Free Tuition Isn’t the Best Way to Improve Access to College (Los Angeles Times)
Why Democrats Have Stopped Talking About Free College (Wall Street Journal)

Further Reading
Investors Bet $30M More on Lambda School's Income-Share Tuition Model (Education Dive) 







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