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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 The Hechinger Report:
After George Floyd’s killing, many colleges are promising to do better for black students: Will anything change?

By Liz Willen
Higher education leaders seek to constructively address the issues plaguing their black students, faculty, and staff, but it’s unclear if they will go beyond lip service and take the kind of real action needed. Read this article

From The New York Times:
The Only Way to Save Higher Education Is to Make It Free
By Claire Bond Potter
The pandemic has exacerbated the already fragile financial situation of many institutions and their students. Covid-19 presents an unusual opportunity to reform higher education funding and provide affordable education for all. Read this article

From The Chronicle of Higher Education:
As college leaders express solidarity with the black community, many fail to listen to the voices of their black faculty and students.  Instead, they issue predictable messages rather than substantively addressing the root causes of inequality. Read this article
Further Reading:

From American Academy of Arts and Sciences:
Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century
This report by the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship makes insightful recommendations about how to effectively renovate the Constitution and to actively engage citizens in political life on all levels. Read this article

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