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Weekly Rundown
AKA|Strategy continues its commitment to stay informed about the latest in higher education and the nonprofit sector.

It is a pleasure to share these articles that we found both informative and engaging.
We welcome any comments or reactions to this edition of our AKA Weekly Rundown.
What you might have missed earlier this week
From Princeton University:
Universities have undertaken a variety of initiatives to increase diversity, but a new study shows how their rationale for doing so affects the outcomes. In a paper published by Princeton University, researchers compare two different approaches, "instrumental rationale" and "moral rationale," to determine which might produce greater racial equity. Read this article
From EdSurge:
What If Students Didn’t Have to Leave Community Colleges to Earn Bachelor’s Degrees?
By Rebecca Koenig
As demand for four-year degrees increases, easily obtaining a Bachelor’s degree remains inaccessible in many areas, resulting in efforts to permit local community colleges to grant them. Although such initiatives have helped students succeed and local regions thrive, concerns remain about competition with established four-year institutions. Read this article

From Wired:
The public has centered on polarization and the enabling role of social media as the main threats to democracy. But directly addressing the growing anti-democratic and extremist threats in response to prominent movements for racial justice and political equality could be a better approach to tackling the country's social issues. Read this article
From The New York Times:
A Once-in-a-Century Crisis Can Help Educate Doctors
By Molly Worthen
The pandemic promoted a hyper-focus on the research aspect of medical training, but now would be the time to consider how the humanities and social sciences could help medical professionals. Such interdisciplinary training could shed light on the cultural context of disease and help doctors better connect with patients. Read this article

Further Reading
From American Alliance of Museums:
Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on People in the Museum Field
This survey of current museum employees, furloughed and laid-off employees, independent contractors, volunteers, students, retirees, and board members seeks to gauge the impact of the pandemic on the museum field. The findings reveal the role race and gender play in how people experienced the pandemic. Read this report

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