Week Links in Education: Dec. 17

Some of the stories and essays, particularly related to education in the United States, that caught my attention this week.

More than 70 years after starting college, Joyce DeFauw has earned her bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University. Her advice to others: “Don’t give up.”

Thousands of high school students, typically at predominantly Black and Hispanic schools, are being enrolled involuntarily in JROTC programs.

Several University of California campuses have been “inexcusably” slow repatriating thousands of Native American remains and artifacts.

Seven former students said they endured sexual harassment by Philip Dybvig, who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for economics. Dybvig’s lawyer said he has been questioned by the Title IX office at Washington University in St. Louis.

College students are back in physical classrooms—but are they really present anymore?

State governments are depriving rural college students of access to the arts and sciences.

Rob Taber described how he reconceptualized his early world history survey course by ending not around 1500 or 1600, as most instructors do, but at 1763.

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities—reestablished this autumn after lapsing five years ago—has a new executive director in Tsione Wolde-Michael.