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Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels, left, speaks with Michael Bloomberg, who has given the school more than $3.3 billion. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

Alumni gratitude and support for causes are behind donations of $50 million or more to colleges and universities

In some cases, big donors are supporting higher education to support a philanthropic strategy that includes racial and economic justice.
The switch to online teaching and learning could be an opportunity to embrace inclusive education and create differentiated online teaching activities. shutterstock

Online learning is an opportunity to meet the needs of struggling students

South Africa’s constitution provides for equal access to education and its inclusive education policy exists to make this a reality. But in practice students’ diverse needs are not being met.
Over 5,000 student-athletes were directly affected by a recent wave of shutdowns of intercollegiate sports teams. Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Colleges are eliminating sports teams – and runners and golfers are paying more of a price than football or basketball players

Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.
The University of Paris-Saclay is part of a vast research-intensive academic and business cluster being built on former farmland. Alphapicto/Shutterstock

Think big. Why the future of uni campuses lies beyond the CBD

World-leading university campus developments overseas call into question plans for CBD-based campuses in Australia. They might be good for CBD development, but what about the universities themselves?
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COVID hit casual academics hard. Here are 5 ways to produce a better deal for unis and staff

Universities have legitimate reasons for employing some staff on casual contracts, but the impacts of the COVID pandemic have brought long-standing problems to a head. Now is the time to act on these.
African languages carry a wealth of wisdom and guidance on how to understand one another and the world. shutterstock

Psychology carries a dark past: how the discipline can be Africanised

Many societies in Africa still draw heavily on their traditional beliefs and cultural heritage. Therefore it’s important to take these into consideration when psychology is taught and practised.

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