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The book jacket for Jacqueline Rose's "The Plague: Living Death in Our Times." Silver lettering is set against a drawing of a silver full moon on a dark-blue background.

Symptomatic Reading

Scott McLemee surveys a psychoanalytic critic’s response to the pandemic.

A drawing of students, split into two panels, to represent in-person and online education, respectively: on the left are three young adult students in a classroom and on the right is a single young adult student working at her computer in a kitchen, a cat at her feet.

Equity, Data and the In-Person/Online Divide

Hybrid assessment efforts are needed to help institutions identify—and act on—different outcomes for online versus residential students, Joshua Travis Brown and Joseph M. Kush argue.

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The Humanities Aren’t Hurting Everywhere

With all the doom and gloom, it’s a miracle any student majors in the humanities—but at places like Lehman College, they are, Karin Beck writes.

A business woman sits on a chair, with a mobility aid beside her, and speaks with another woman, also sitting.

Supporting the Entrepreneurial Goals of College Students With Disabilities

Higher ed institutions can work more effectively and closely with disabled students who have entrepreneurial goals, writes Diego Mariscal, who founded a nonprofit start-up accelerator for business owners with disabilities while still in school. He recommends three actions to help.

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The Hills on Which We (Used to) Die

College leaders need to know which hills they’ll be prepared to lose their careers over—and then show up to defend them, John C. Cavanaugh writes.

An application for a restraining order, with a pen and a pair of glasses resting on top.

When Faculty Face Violent Threats

Police came to his door to tell him a former student wanted to kill him. Adam S. Ward shares what he learned from the experience for fellow researchers and their institutions.


Ethical College Admissions: Vanity Fare

What does a critique of college admissions really say, asks Jim Jump.

A female Navajo high school student sits at a desk in a classroom, smiling at the camera, her pencil poised over an exam.

Indigenous American Scholarships May Fall Short

Some recent scholarship programs for Indigenous American students don’t live up to the hype, Gresham D. Collom writes.