Posts By: Aman Kidwai

Implications of the Title VII decision for higher education

On June 15, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled, in a 6-3 decision, that federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status. The lawsuits in question involved two separate sets of cases where employers fired people for those two reasons.  “This is the first time the Court has recognized… Read more »

Trump administration orders ICE to freeze international college student visas for online-only learners

The Trump Administration has issued a stunning decision that will impact international students and enrollment in U.S. higher education.  On July 6, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement department (ICE) announced that all international students wishing to continue their college studies in the U.S. must be enrolled in at least one in-person course for the upcoming… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 7/6/2020

This week on Higher Ed in the News, a professor shares how their department built a diverse team from scratch. Also, student behavior tests the modeling and planning around campus reopening plans. You can read previous editions of this series here and here.   The unpredictability of student behavior challenges reopening efforts As some schools… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 6/29/2020

This week on Higher Ed in the News: authoritative guidance for reopening plans and MIT uses a number of feedback mechanisms to make its plan. You can read previous editions of this series here and here.   Guidance from Above The John Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and Tuscany… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 6/22/2020

This week on Higher Ed in the News, the realities of testing and maintaining safe conditions as campuses open. Also, student-athletes are using their power to make their voices heard as leaders on campus. You can read previous editions of this series here and here. Social Distancing, Testing Will Be Major Obstacles for Colleges As… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 6/15/2020

This week on Higher Ed in the News, more on the structural systems higher education needs to reckon with in the interest of racial equality and how schools are rethinking their relationships with local law enforcement. You can read previous editions of Higher Ed in the News here and here.   Will Higher Ed Take… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 6/8/2020

This week on Higher Ed in the News, a university president calls for action over words. Also, university leaders express concern over student safety amid nationwide protests. You can read previous versions of this series here and here.   Asking The Tough Questions In a powerful article for Inside Higher Ed entitled “No More Statements,”… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 6/1/2020

This week on Higher Ed in the News, an interview with the famous Dr. Anthony Fauci, and a discussion on active learning in socially-distanced classrooms. You can read previous editions of this series here and here. Doctor Fauci on Coronavirus and the (Possible) Return to Campus In a recent piece for The Chronicle, Nell Gluckman… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 5/26/2020

We hope you had a restful long weekend. This week on Higher Ed in the News, we look at a couple of stories involving enrollment in the coming year. You can read previous editions of this series here and here.