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The Hybrid University
Three Major Shifts for the Post-COVID university Sponsors: Deloitte and Strada Education

The Return of ‘Animal House’ this Fall?
BREAKING NEWS: 2U, the ed-tech company that partners with universities to put their programs

Free Mozzarella Sticks or a College Degree?
The headline in yesterday’s print edition of the New York Times caught the eye of a college president who emailed me

Learning, Streaming, and the Creator Economy
My latest television obsession is HBO’s Mare of Easttown, and rather than wait this one out and stream seven episodes at

Farewell to a Remote Year
Jeff and Michael recap what they’ve learned from this past year, answer audience questions, and look ahead to next

While Colleges Weren’t Looking
While Colleges Weren't Looking While colleges and universities have been focused on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Reporters Roundtable On Vaccines and Visas
As the academic year comes to a close, Jeff and Michael spoke with higher education reporters from the Washington Post, NPR,

The Post-Pandemic Gen Z
Three years ago, I wrote a report on Gen Z for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Born starting around 1995, the arrival of

Eyewitness to University Leadership
In the wake of COVID-19, many university presidents have struggled to communicate amidst a fluid and fast-changing set of

Growing the Highly Rejectives
Over the last month, the most selective colleges and universities in the U.S. released their admissions decisions for a

What’s Behind Enrollment Declines at Community Colleges?
Michael Baston, president of Rockland Community College, joins Jeff and Michael to talk about the precipitous decline in

Perceptions of Higher Ed One Year Into the Pandemic
Tamara Hiler joins us to talk through the opinions of higher education institutions and policy by students and the public,

When Predictions Fail
With daily signs of momentum in the effort to vaccinate adults in the U.S., we’re beginning to see the other side of this

The Secretaries of Education
Former Secretaries of Education Margaret Spellings and John King join Jeff and Michael to discuss their views about the new

A Year and Change
President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for National Airport in 1940. On Saturday, the image above popped