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An Unsentimental Education

An Unsentimental Education

The American University of Beirut can serve as an example to a crisis-ridden higher education sector in the United States.

Leadership and Community in Tumultuous Times

Leadership and Community in Tumultuous Times

Those of us who were college presidents on Sept. 11 understood that our larger society would be changed in significant ways. But even as we all feared an unknown future, including possible new terrorist attacks, we nevertheless sought to help our campuses both mourn the victims of that horrendous act and come together even more deliberately as a community.

Leadership and Community in Tumultuous Times

5 Years Is Not Fast-Tracking

Far too many campuses don’t make it a priority to immediately deal with what they know can be impending disaster, argues Susan Resneck Pierce.

Leadership and Community in Tumultuous Times

Talking Presidents Off the Ledge

Originally published: “Talking Presidents Off the Ledge,” Inside Higher Ed, April 24, 2018 College presidents today are confronting challenges that they did not create and often can’t control, writes Susan Resneck Pierce. I’ve been receiving an...
Leadership and Community in Tumultuous Times

Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence

Originally published: “Becoming Acquainted With Ambivalence,” Inside Higher Ed, February 28, 2017 U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s assertion that faculty members tell students what to say and think distorts a basic fact: most professors are...