Higher Education

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Coronavirus, College Board, and AP Exams

Non-ideal testing conditions and a makeshift exam threaten to undermine our commitment to equality in education.
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The Value of Socialization in College

Changes to higher education raise the question of the value of the college experience including residential colleges and face-to-face instruction. Can the goods they bestow be replicated?
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To My Fellow Students and Our Institutions:

Just as in the case of climate change, it seems we have a difficult time organizing to combat an unseen threat. Is education the answer?
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Further Questions for Universities Closed by COVID-19

The unexpected and rapid migration of college courses to digital platforms is bound to bring difficulties.
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The Moral Case for University Closure

Universities and colleges have an obligation to their faculty, staff, students, as well as the larger communities they inhabit to slow the spread of disease.
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University Divestment from Fossil Fuels

What are universities' ultimate aims? Who do they serve? Do these answers have anything to say about college's investment portfolios?
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Cui Bono? Public Goods and College Education

Policy proposals from presidential candidates concerning higher education present very different views on the value of a college degree. What kind of good is it?
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Freedom of Speech and Sexist Tweets

Rasmusen's role as educator complicates his right to expression as a private citizen. Legality points one way; morality may point another.
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Some Ethical Problems with Footnotes

What might be the moral implications of our notation choices in academic research? Could the ongoing debate over footnotes or endnotes be a moral debate?
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The DOJ vs. NACAC: Autonomy and Paternalism in Higher Ed

Recent reforms to college recruitment alter the traditional understanding of universities relationship to students.