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

Why Universities Need Strong Boards: The Case of Wallace Hall

Harry Lewis, former dean at Harvard, writes that often “governing boards do not know what is going on,” that they are “notoriously inattentive” and “carefully managed and quite docile.” He argues that trustees “must not return to functioning as the University’s honorees and cheerleaders rather than governors.”

Free Speech in Peril

Oberlin has supplied teachers with a trigger-warning guide, advising them to consider not assigning works that could spark upset because of their “racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression.”

A Bad Report Card for American Millennials

As a country, we need to confront not only how we can compete in a global economy, but also what kind of future we can construct when a sizable segment of our future workforce is not equipped with the skills necessary for higher-level employment.

Higher Ed and Indiana: Double Freedom Violation?

Regrettably, at least one college president has taken the liberty-curbing even further than opposing Indiana’s law, forbidding employees of his college to use institutional money – much of which comes from taxpayers – to do business in Indiana.

A Misguided Attempt at Higher-Ed Governance Reform

The UT System Board of Regents . . . has a fiduciary responsibility to oversee all aspects of the administration of the public institutions in their jurisdiction. Sound governance practices dictate that this responsibility should not include micromanagement, but no aspect of institutional oversight should be statutorily precluded.