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

Trustees, Take Note: Time to Really Do Your Job

Trustees should take a more active role in reviewing and benchmarking the work of faculty and administrators and monitoring outcomes. Too many have seen their role narrowly defined as boosters, cheerleaders, and donors.

Free Speech for Me, But Not for Thee

I recently attended a panel discussion at my alma mater, the University of Texas in Austin. The topic was “Free Speech on College Campuses: Where to Draw the Line?”

On Campus, A Culture of Racial Division and Mistrust

Andy Ngo decided to take part in an event billed as “Students of Color Speak Out.” He writes, “As a student of color and the gay son of refugee immigrants, the event’s premise interested me.” What Ngo found, however, was a climate of animosity directed at white Americans.

Toward more balanced (and interesting) higher-education reporting

The Society of Professional Journalists, to its great credit, says journalists should “encourage a civil dialogue with the public about journalistic practices, coverage, and news content.” In that spirit, I (as a member of the public) offer some observations.

HBCUs In Touch With Reality

The leadership of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, an organization that represents 47 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), is coming into contact with reality and it isn’t pretty.