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What Should We Do About Undergrads Who Want to Pursue a Humanities Doctorate?

Reflections on the end of history … and the academic study of the arts, literature and philosophy.

Higher Ed’s Top 10 IT Issues

Educause, the association of higher ed technology officials, highlights a need to move from data insight to data action, develop learning-first strategies regardless of modality, and lead with humility.

Leveling the Playing Field for Social Capital

Can technology help equalize students’ access to relationships that provide support, information and opportunity?

Persistence Moves Closer to Pre-Pandemic Levels

A report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that persistence rose among first-time students in fall 2020 compared to the previous year. But researchers say the findings are a mixed bag.

Balancing Student Privacy and Open Access

What responsibility does a course materials–sharing platform have to protect the privacy of the students who use it?

‘Without Her Consent’

Harvard University allegedly obtained a Title IX complainant’s outside mental health records, absent her permission. How could that be possible?

Decoding Data Security

Student Kyra O’Connor offers perspective on privacy policies, data collection and the university’s role in cybersecurity.

Privacy Opt-Out May Lead to Inequities

Rushing to provide opt-out mechanisms may be hurting rather than protecting students, writes Christopher Brooks, who teaches in a school of information.