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Morton, Pierre – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2022
Among his accomplishments, Dr. Martin Luther King served as a driving force in securing basic civil rights for black Americans, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He played a crucial role organizing and leading the protests which led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that racial segregation on public buses was…
Descriptors: Biographies, Mentors, College Students, Social Justice
Leighton, Hannah – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2022
"Farm to campus" is a growing movement to mobilize the influence and power of colleges and universities to shape the food system. Research done before the Covid-19 pandemic shows that New England colleges with dining services served more than 87 million meals and spent nearly $400 million on food and beverage annually. Farm to…
Descriptors: Food, Food Service, Agriculture, School Community Relationship
Harrington, Brigid – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2022
When the pandemic shut down the country in March 2020, many college and university administrators predicted that civil rights complaints would plummet. With students learning from home and out of physical and social contact with one another, it seemed unlikely that there would be many claims of discrimination or sexual harassment under Title IX…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, COVID-19, Pandemics, Immunization Programs
Nelson, Stephen J. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2022
The Supreme Court is taking up affirmative action at colleges and universities for the sixth time in 50 years. In that litany, an early case was the University of California vs. Bakke. Bakke complained about being denied admission to the university's medical school because seats were guaranteed for minority applicants, thus barring the door to him…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, College Admission, Racial Bias
Cliff, Christina – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The author, a teacher of political science, teaches classes on political violence, terrorism, international relations, and on global security and diplomacy. The author identifies as a Cold War kid, but current students have a very different frame of reference. These students are now the post-9/11 generation--often too young to remember the actual…
Descriptors: School Violence, College Students, Generational Differences, College Instruction
McCully, George – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
There has been a growing consensus among authorities, especially in the Trump era, that the U.S. is in an epistemological crisis that threatens its democracy. President Barack Obama, for example, in a recent "Atlantic" interview, said: "If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what's true from what's false, then by definition…
Descriptors: Ethics, Democracy, Misconceptions, Deception
Brett, James T. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The price of higher education continues to increase, and millions of Americans struggle with student loan debt. At the same time, a college degree is for so many a path to career success and financial security, and our region's employers depend on a talented pipeline of highly skilled workers to continue to grow and thrive. Pell Grants were…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Paying for College, Higher Education
Harney, John O. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Even in this time when people presume to be having a "racial reckoning," signs of enduring racial inequity tend to pop up everywhere. In this article, John O. Harney, executive editor of the "New England Journal of Higher Education" describes the webinars he has been attending via Zoom that have been addressing how Black,…
Descriptors: Racial Relations, Racial Discrimination, Videoconferencing, African Americans
Leach, Todd J. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Remote learning was a key component of college strategies for addressing the COVID-19 crisis across the country. While many colleges already supported online delivery, others migrated course content to remote platforms for the first time. According to Holin IQ, the last half of 2020 saw the second largest amount of spending on information…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction, Virtual Universities
Parnia, Alex – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
In the past few months, a plethora of reports have documented the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global business, and these are generally not something to be happy about. As expected, the international education sector has not been spared. Because of border closures and stringent travel protocols implemented by many countries, international…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, College Students, International Education
Mullin, Brian; Wu, Sherelle – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
As COVID-19 cases continue to surge nationwide, the newly approved COVID-19 vaccines cannot come soon enough. Although higher education institutions (HEIs) are not at the top of the priority list to receive scarce early doses of the vaccine, colleges and universities should prepare for how they will handle vaccination on their campuses. In…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Immunization Programs, Colleges
Jorling, Thomas C. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Climate change is real and accelerating. It requires an urgent response that focuses all the strategies and tactics necessary to stabilize the Earth's temperature regime. According to Thomas Jorling, the objective to guide research, development and implementation is straightforward: Achieve an all-electric economy. Simply put, all sectors of…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Energy, Energy Conservation
Pattenaude, Rich – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
In the final days of 2020, Congress gave the country a long-overdue Christmas present with the passage of a new COVID-19 relief bill. Known as the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), the bill is a whopping 5,500 pages long. But for higher education institutions, the real action starts on Page 1872 with the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Federal Legislation, Federal Aid, Pandemics
Sheedy, Keisha Venson – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
In this article, the author discusses the need for a new paradigm of servant leadership--a paradigm that encourages servant leaders to consider the principles of nature, fractal thinking, and creativity. As education leaders must lead their teams through a world of change, the author states the need for a more constructive relationship with…
Descriptors: Creativity, Imagination, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership
Leach, Todd J. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Colleges and universities were hit hard by the COVID crisis. The American Council on Education (ACE) estimated a total impact of $120 billion in a recent letter to legislators. That number reflects both direct expenses and lost revenues. It is easy to identify the direct expenses associated with testing, cleaning, PPE, remote learning technology…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Colleges, Educational Finance
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