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Higher Ed Happy Hour

In the Higher Ed Happy Hour, three well-known Washington, DC-based journalists and policy wonks -- Kevin Carey of New America, Andrew Kelly of the American Enterprise Institute, and Libby Nelson of Vox.com -- discuss the latest happenings in higher education policy, research, and popular culture. There are special guests, wonky digressions, and excursions into the shocking and absurd.
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Dec 18, 2015

Description: Kevin, Libby, and Andrew debate the best and worst of 2015, including affirmative action, free speech, ratings, and Love, Actually

Nov 23, 2015

Kevin, Libby, and Andrew devote the podcast to ongoing controversies over campus racism, free speech, and alleged political correctness, with a side conversation on why "Love, Actually" is terrible. 

Oct 26, 2015

Andrew and Kevin debate the merits of the Democratic higher education platforms as well as the Obama Administration's trove of new "College Scorecard" data.

Jul 28, 2015

Libby, Andrew, and Kevin debate what a potential K12 bargain in Congress augers for the Higher Education Act, Kevin and Andrew foolishly debate the meaning of Trump.

Jul 6, 2015

Kevin, Andrew, and Libby autopsy the Obama administration's doomed college ratings plan.

Jun 11, 2015

Andrew, Libby, and Kevin debate the larger meaning of the LaCour academic fraud case and discuss the Laura Kipnis imbroglio at Libby'a alma mater.

May 11, 2015

Andrew, Libby and Kevin pick apart the Corinthian College bankruptcy, new polls about what people who didn't graduate from college think about higher education, and continued disagreement about MOOCs.

Apr 7, 2015

Kevin, Libby and Andrew unpack the Department of Education's long-delayed list of financially troubled institutions and debate whether college administrators are finally taking a hard line with perpetually awful Greek organizations. Plus, reminiscing about college basketball.

Mar 11, 2015

Libby and Andrew ask Kevin tough questions about his new book, The End of College. Also: the demise of Sweet Briar College and what the Academy Awards say about higher education.

Feb 13, 2015

In the third Higher Ed Happy Hour, Libby, Andrew and Kevin drink high-class bourbon and debate why President Obama bungled 529 reform as well as the thorny question of what colleges should do about sexual assault.

Jan 30, 2015

On the second Higher Ed Happy Hour, Kevin, Libby, and Andrew sample some Irish whisky, dive into the merits of President Obama's higher education tax credit agenda, veer into the great student loan repayment debate, and finish with a discussion of why everyone hates Bill Belichik and whether DeflateGate should really be known as Ballghazi.

Jan 20, 2015

In the inaugural episode, Free Community College??!!!, Kevin, Andrew and Libby talk about President Obama's free community college plan, the recent college football national championship game, whether federal college ratings are a good or terrible idea, and the upcoming season premiere of The Americans.

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