Days of Reckoning
As usual, March Madness took center stage for many universities in recent weeks. Yet this March, we in higher ed had an additional reason to focus on the National Collegiate Athletic Association. On March 31, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in NCAA v. Alston to decide whether college athletes may receive some forms of compensation for their efforts -- an increasingly vital issue of fairness and equality.
Originally published: April 6, 2021
Author: Nicolas Zeppos
Position: Chancellor Emeritus
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed