- Elizabeth Alexander Outlines Mellon Foundation’s Shift to Social-Justice Grant MakingThe new grant-making strategy will be accompanied by an increase in spending. Mellon plans to make $500 million in grants this year, an increase of $200 million over its planned budget.
- Interrogating Your Discipline, and Other Ways Into Anti-Racist TeachingReaders share advice and resources for instructors starting to work on anti-racist pedagogy and for academics of color seeking support and community.
- Working While Parenting Is a Reality of Covid-19. One University Tried to Forbid It.Florida State University said staff members would lose their right to work from home if caring for children. The news sparked outrage nationwide.
- A Ph.D. Student Simulated a Day in the Life of a Covid 19-Era Campus. It Went Viral, but It Wasn’t Pretty.Cait S. Kirbyâs online narratives follow disadvantaged students and faculty members through the mundane but fraught decisions they may soon have to make. Her goal? âI wanted you to feel very overwhelmed.â
- Can Higher Education Help Fix America’s Policing Problem?In the aftermath of George Floydâs killing, some colleges consider whether they have a bigger role to play in educating police officers.
- Transitions: U. of North Carolina System Names New President; U. of Alaska President Steps DownPeter Hans, president of the North Carolina Community College system, will become president of the University of North Carolina system.