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Friday 5: Things To Ponder This Week In Higher Ed 7/2/2021
In a reversal of its initial decision, the Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina voted 9-4 on Wednesday to award Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure. In May the Board made the controversial decision not to award Hannah-Jones tenure. Hannah-Jones is the Pulitzer prize winning journalist behind the “1619 Project.” The decision to deny tenure to a faculty position which has traditionally been awarded tenure sparked a national conversation about academic freedom, the influence of politically appointed governing boards, and the devaluing of Black academic labor.
Our Friday 5 newsletter is taking a break for the July 4 holiday, and we will return on July 16.
11.3 percent: The decline in community college enrollment from spring 2020 to spring 2021, and racially minoritized students have been disproportionately affected.
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A new report released this week by New America and Third Way examines survey results from a national survey of current college students. The majority of college students feel optimistic about the country recovering from COVID, but are concerned about their own economic futures. Students are positive about their institution’s response to COVID, but worry that their online learning experience has not prepared them as well as in-person courses. Additionally, students question the value of their education. Almost two-thirds believe that higher education is not worth the cost anymore.
July 2, 2021