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AKA Review

October 15, 2021
At AKA, we closely follow trends and latest developments
in higher education and the nonprofit sector.

Here are some recent articles and reports that we found particularly informative.
From The Atlantic:
Why the Latest Campus Cancellation Is Different
By Yascha Mounk
Following a Twitter outcry, geophysicist Dorian Abbot was stopped from giving a lecture at MIT due to inflammatory comments he had made on affirmative action a few months prior.  This cancellation has sparked a debate over free speech, and the inclination of some institutions to avoid controversy.  Events at other institutions have been cancelled due to concerns of their engaging in hate speech or inciting violence, but Abbot’s speech was strictly about geophysics. Read this article
From The Wall Street Journal:
Community Colleges Are an Agile New Player in Job Training
By Tamar Jacoby
Community colleges are increasingly serving as important hubs for job training, preparing students with the technical skills needed in a rapidly changing job market. As an increasing number of students are interested in specific job training programs, design and development of new hyper-specific courses are increasingly helpful to prepare them for the new skills valued in today's economy. Read this article

From University Business:
How one college enhanced mental health services to reach 30% more students
By Chris Burt
When Mantra Health conducted a survey of 94 college and university counseling center directors this fall, nearly 90% expressed concern about student wellbeing.  Rapidly growing student mental health needs are leading many institutions to reassess the adequacy of their resources, with some now providing telehealth services that provide resources 24/7/365 on and off campus.  Hamilton College has seen student usage of telehealth increasing from 12% to 41% over the past four years. Read this article
From The Atlantic:
Should Princeton Exist?
By Emma Green
President Christopher Eisgruber discusses race, accessibility, and inclusivity in view of the number of low-income Pell Grant students at Princeton as well as its seemingly symbolic actions like changing the name of the Woodrow Wilson School, rather than deeper systemic changes.  This conversation explores whether Princeton serves the privileged elite or if its resources and opportunities are accessible to all. Read this article
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