J.D. Vance Called Universities ‘The Enemy.’ Now He’s Trump’s VP Pick.

The Yale Law School graduate has used sharp criticism of elite higher ed to help establish his MAGA bona fides and build a national brand.

Did Trump Get HBCUs ‘All Funded’?

Advocates and leaders of historically Black colleges say Trump’s presidency was a mixed bag for their institutions—and his record may signal what’s ahead for them if he wins again.

How a Second Trump Term Could Turn Up the Heat on Higher Ed

Higher ed wasn’t a top priority for Donald Trump when he first took office. But now that he and the GOP see attacking elite institutions and regulating colleges as winning political issues, a second term is likely to bring more aggressive policies.

Faculty Panel Recommends Firing Joe Gow

The former University of Wisconsin at La Crosse chancellor was fired last year for making pornography with his wife. Now a panel has recommended he lose his faculty job and tenure.

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The Academic Trumpists, Part 1

Scott McLemee reviews David L. Swartz’s study of the academics who support Donald Trump.

If We Want Free Speech, We Need to Teach It

Many students lack clarity about free speech principles, Louis E. Newman writes.


In Student-Centered Classrooms, the Instructor Must Come First


The Healing Stage

Performance art as therapy, self-expression and a path to empowerment.

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Grandiloquent and Sesquipedalian or Pompous and Pretentious?

Paul T. Henley explores some of the terms and phrases that are too often co-opted, misused or mangled in academic language.

How I Failed My First Presidency

Reflecting on his previous performance before leading a new institution, Chato Hazelbaker sees three key areas for improvement.


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