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Why the U.S. Can’t Build Critical Infrastructure

The political economy of power grids, mass transit and affordable housing, and the implications for higher education.

How to De-Escalate the Arms Race at the Ivies

There are ways, if colleges would cooperate, writes Michele Hernández.

A statue of Thomas Jefferson in front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia.

Tenure Is a Founding American Value

Florida lawmakers can either attack academic freedom or defend American constitutional traditions—but they can’t do both, Adam Sitze writes.

2U’s Co-Founder and CEO Chip Paucek on OPM Revenue Share

Discussing the proposed changes in the Department of Education’s rules for university/company collaborations in online learning programs.

hand holding magnifying glass over the word humanities, which is surrounded by many other words like human resources, management and so forth

The Many Ways Humanists Matter

The humanities are framed as in constant crisis, writes Vanessa Doriott Anderson, but, in fact, they prepare grad students extraordinarily well for the world of work.

Tales of an Adjunct Part 1: Where’s Your Faculty ID?

What was it like being an adjunct professor 30 years ago? Have things changed?

Friday Fragments

Good administration, bad language and an inadvertent writing prompt.