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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

New Name for the Pope Center

The Pope Center for Higher Education Policy has announced a name change. It is now called the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

THE DANGEROUS RISE OF ‘THE NEW CIVICS’

New Civics is about seizing power in society, and the place nearest at hand is the university itself. New Civics mandarins are ambitious, and what starts in student services doesn’t stay there.

Happy New Year! Time to Get to Work on Higher Ed Reform

Happy New Year! It’s time to get serious about rising costs and sinking performance at the places young people go to get their minds — or whatever — trained and shaped up. There’s plenty to do before it’s January 1 again.

Who’s Killing the Liberal Arts?

An accelerating trend over the past decade or more is redefining the quality of post-secondary academic pursuits to their economic and vocational value alone, resulting in a denigration of the liberal arts.