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  • NEW Benefit | The Sandbox
    This weekly newsletter is designed to help higher ups in higher ed do their challenging jobs. It’s a place to play and create, share ideas, and allow leaders to say what they really think. We strive to provide a Saturday morning read that is both insightful and entertaining. Read more here.
  • Hot Topic Webcasts
    Hosted by our editors and with special guests. This month, members enjoyed "The Sandbox (Live!) | Trustees: Can’t Live with ‘Em (But Have to)." Now available for on-demand viewing.
    Discover methods for building and sustaining a great working relationship with your governing board. Read more here.
  • Research Reports and Surveys
    Dive into a library of in-depth reports and surveys, covering the pressing issues informing higher ed.
  • Special Invitations to In-person Events
  • Daily News Update

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A Note from Co-Founder and Editor Doug Lederman

From the beginning, Inside Higher Ed has strived to make high-impact news, insightful analysis and commentary, and career services available to every professional at the diverse set of institutions that make up the rich web of higher education. Our core content remains free of charge, but we've added an array of content and services for those committed readers who become members of our Insider program. This support enables us to expand what and how we cover and serve colleges, their employees and their students.

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