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The Chronicle Review

How to Avoid a Post-Scholar America

Academics can recapture the trust of the public — but only if they are willing to write for it.


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Free Speech Loses Ground as Harvard Retracts Offers to Admitted Students

The decision fuels an already tense atmosphere of censorship at colleges across the country.

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Who Wins When a College Presidency Fails?

Search firms do, if it means more business for them. And the presidents themselves can, via lucrative termination clauses in their contracts. But colleges have much to lose.

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The New Censorship on Campus

When student protesters seek to silence voices they disagree with, everyone’s freedom of speech is at stake — including their own.

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On the Path to a Successful Presidency, Multitasking Is a Detour

Contrary to the advice given in two recent reports, prospective executives should be skilled in strategic leadership, organizational design, and team building — not multitasking.

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Accreditation Is Broken. Time to Repair It.

Outdated, underfunded, and understaffed, the college accreditation system must be revamped to keep more students from being hurt.

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The ‘Borrower Defense’ Rule Takes Effect in July. Brace for It.

The new regulation, which establishes complicated guidelines for the forgiveness of student loans, could prove costly to unwary colleges.