Academic Minute | Fair-Weather Fan

The fair-weather fan gets a lot of contempt from the die-hards. In today’s Academic Minute, Duke Kunshan University’s Kyle Fruh wonders if these fans have it right after all. Fruh is an assistant professor of philosophy at Duke Kunshan. A transcript of this podcast can be found here. Source

Former Miami Head Start Teacher to Lead House Higher Education Panel

Representative Frederica Wilson, a former Head Start teacher and coordinator in the Miami-Dade school district, will head the House education committee’s higher education subcommittee. The Democrat from Florida said in a statement she’d work to increase access to higher education. “I will seek to help make attaining a quality degree more accessible for all, which … Read more

City Loses Lawsuit After Spending Public Dollars on Private University

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled against Peoria Monday, saying the city violated the state Constitution by giving a $2.6 million taxpayer subsidy to Huntington University, a private institution, The Arizona Republic reported. Peoria, a suburb northwest of Phoenix, offered in 2015 to pay the Indiana-based university nearly $1.9 million if it opened a satellite campus in the … Read more

Academic Minute: Fair-Weather Fan

Today on the Academic Minute: Kyle Fruh, assistant professor of philosophy at Duke Kunshan University, wonders if fair-weather fans have the right approach. Learn more about the Academic Minute here. Is this diversity newsletter?:  Hide by line?:  Disable left side advertisement?:  Is this Career Advice newsletter?:  Trending:  Live Updates:  liveupdates0 Source

R.I. School of Design Ordered to Pay Alumna $2.5M

A district court judge ordered that the Rhode Island School of Design pay a former student and survivor of sexual assault $2.5 million for the school’s failure to secure her study abroad living quarters, according to a verdict filed in United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. The student, who is unnamed … Read more

3 Questions for Alt-Ac Jenae Cohn

Dr. Jenae Cohn is the Director of Academic Technology at California State University, Sacramento.  She is the author of the forthcoming book, Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading, which will be published by West Virginia University in June 2021. Jenae graciously agreed to collaborate on this Q&A. Question #1:  You recently moved from Stanford to … Read more

What I Fear | Leadership in Higher Education

Here’s what I fear: no major progress on higher education reform for at least the next two years. During the 2020 campaign, President Biden proposed a compelling and comprehensive agenda to invest in and reform higher education. The most important pillars of the plan were debt relief for the “lost generation” of college students who … Read more