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ISSUE: Summer 2023

On Shaky Ground: Tenure is under threat. Educators voice their views.

How tenuous is tenure? Liberal Education asked faculty members and academic leaders from states across the country to share their personal perspectives and opinions about tenure and the political attacks on academic freedom. Also in the issue: Teaching college from prison; a Christian revival on campus; how education leads to galaxies far, far away; and more stories.

ISSUE: Spring 2023

Post-Roe Med School: As states ban abortion, future doctors can’t get the training they need

As states ban abortion, future doctors can’t get the training they need. Also in this issue: What college and universities can do about educational gag orders; how to better support students who are juggling both academic and caregiving loads; higher education as a solution to America’s overcrowded prisons; and a Q&A with Anna Deavere Smith, who is looking for people who would scream a story from a mountaintop.

ISSUE: Winter 2023

Can We Talk? Students learn to connect across political and religious divides

As part of the Bridging the Gap program, students learn to have frank and respectful conversations across political and religious divides. Also in this issue: how a university is prioritizing Indigenous rights; courage as a key outcome of liberal learning; and why historians should write for the public.

ISSUE: Fall 2022

Battle of the Bandwidth: How to help students recover lost brainpower

In this issue: Ways to help students preserve and restore depleted cognitive capacity so they have more mental bandwidth for learning. Plus: The transformative power of community colleges; radical hope and liberal education; why you should write about your teaching; and more.

Cover of issue with photo of earth as seen from Apollo 17 in 1972. Photo credit: NASA
ISSUE: Summer 2022

Our Pale Blue Dot: Colleges and universities have a large part to play in saving our planet

This special issue takes a look at the many ways institutions of higher education can help combat the effects of climate change and other threats to the environment. From producing cutting-edge research to educating students to understand environmental challenges, colleges and universities are at the forefront of efforts to preserve the earth for future generations.