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Dartmouth College President Philip J. Hanlon and Barnard College President Sian Leah Beilock call on schools to diversify the STEM pipeline of students by breaking entry barriers to science and firing up undergraduates’ imaginations with the real-world problems they might solve through science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology President L. Rafael Reif urges the federal government to fund scientific and university research though initiatives like the CHIPS and Science Act to drive breakthroughs in semiconductor technology.
University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano discusses the need to address human rights challenges associated with climate change and the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit that the university recently hosted in collaboration with United Nations Human Rights.
AAU President Barbara R. Snyder and Holden Thorp, editor-in-chief of the Science family oif journals and former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill write about how universities, particularly research universities, must refocus on undergraduate education as a top priority.
Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber argues that although academic rigor creates stress, the evidence shows that not all such stress is bad for mental health.
Michigan State University Interim President Teresa K. Woodruff writes about how MSU is preparing for a tech-driven future and contributing to the Michigan economy.
Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and University of Chicago Professor of Law Geoffrey Stone write about the need for affirmative action and argue that gutting race-conscious admissions would be a disaster for Black Americans, who still have not recovered from more than three centuries of discrimination.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz explains why his university is making the case for race-conscious admissions before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Northwestern University President Michael Schill explains what holistic admissions are and argues that removing the use of race as a factor in admissions decisions would “cause lasting damage to American universities and to our nation.”
Emory University President Gregory L. Fenves emphasizes the importance of diversity in higher education and argues that the upcoming Supreme Court cases on race-conscious admissions have the potential to negatively impact diversity of university student populations.