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posted by CAA — Jul 31, 2019

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Protesters in May demanding that Warren B. Kanders be removed from the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photo: Jeenah Moon/NYT

Warren Kanders Quits Whitney Board after Tear Gas Protests

The vice chairman stepped down after months of protests, which led eight artists to withdraw their work from the Whitney Biennial. (New York Times)

Three Questions That Can Improve Your Teaching

Begin with these three simple questions. (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

Feminist Art Pioneer Judy Chicago Will Get First-Ever Retrospective in 2020

The de Young Museum exhibition will feature Chicago’s early experiments with color theory, her feminist reading of Minimalist aesthetics, and her newer, textile-based works exploring ecological destruction and extinction. (Art News)

Tuition-Free College Could Cost Less Than You Think

At least some—and perhaps all—of the cost of universal tuition-free public higher education could be defrayed by redeploying money that the government is already spending. (New York Times)

The Education Deserts of Rural America

The college-completion gap between rural and urban residents is widening. (The Atlantic)

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