Why Would Iowa Want to Kill Tenure?

Not long after the Supreme Court struck down school segregation with the Brown v. Board of Education decision, Mary Sue Coleman’s family moved from Georgia to Iowa. Lawmakers in Georgia were considering eliminating public schools to avoid racial integration. That prompted Coleman’s father, who taught…

The supervised student

T.The message, hidden in a routine fall planning email to Oakland University students, surprised Tyler Dixon. In addition to wearing masks and social distancing, students on campus are expected to wear a coin size "BioButton" attached to the chest with medical adhesive. It would continuously…

The big contraction

IIndiana University of Pennsylvania was already shrinking. When the regional demographics subsided and competition for the remaining students increased between 2011 and 2020, the public college lost a third of its enrollment. The executives had no choice but to cut and shed around 150 faculty…

The anti-racist college

T.The statements of the college presidents came in thunderstorms, bullets and promises. Most were issued by the Minneapolis Police Department last summer following the death of George Floyd. There were announcements of new committees, initiatives and task forces. There was talk of transformation, roadmaps and…