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

What Campus Protestors Could Learn This Black History Month

In December, 1960, a group of students from Florida A & M University led a sidewalk protest in front of McCrory’s, a Tallahassee department store that only served whites at its lunch counter. The protests were led by a spunky young co-ed named Patricia Stephens.

States to Colleges: Prove You’re Worth It

The idea of using outcomes—not enrollments—to guide public funding of higher education has so much bipartisan backing that both President Barack Obama and Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott support it.

University Governance Explained: Board of ‘Submissives’?

University system administrators have a staff of fulltime researchers and are inside the system—they know the real story and use it to their advantage, only feeding the part-time board members information that supports the goals of the administration.

The War on Academic Freedom: “UnKoch My Campus”

“UnKoch My Campus” reads a headline in yesterday’s edition of Inside Higher Ed. Students at Florida State are trying to start a nationwide movement to protest the use of philanthropic contributions by Charles and David Koch.