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collegee

Peruse the front page of the Chronicle of Higher Education, a publication geared toward “people in academe,” and you will be confronted primarily with issues affecting...
yale

As a career academic, I try to be optimistic about our colleges and universities, particularly the fate of the humanities. But even optimists will find...

When I was a student at Rutgers University, two friends of mine had recently come to the banks of the old Raritan from two different...

Jonathan Marks has written well on the current controversy over whether the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, was within its rights to revoke an offer of...

Conservatives are having a field day with the latest nonsense to come out of academia, trigger warnings. These are meant to warn people that certain...

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was asked--again--yesterday about whether his lack of a college degree is an impediment to his (presumptive) presidential hopes. He responded, according...

John Podhoretz rightly castigates Brandeis for rescinding an honorary degree for Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an important critic of the manner in which many women are...

School choice is usually the only aspect of education reform that gets much attention, though in recent years the prospect of the student-loan bubble bursting...

A dispute is emerging in conservative thinking about higher education. On one side are those who embrace “creative destruction.”  Nimble, cheap, online competitors will drive...

In a recent Minding the Campus essay, Benjamin Ginsberg, professor of political science at Johns Hopkins, worries about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Ginsberg is...

I love stories like this one from the New York Times, about the ever more luxurious facilities certain college students enjoy. The story focuses on...

Don’t cry for humanities professors at Harvard. True, their share of concentrators (majors) is down from 21 percent in 2003 to 17 percent in 2012....