A New Campus, According to Ancient Principles

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Maharishi U. is reconstructing its entire physical plant in line with the "nourishing" principles of Vedic architecture.

An Unlikely Dean

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A Microsoft executive who had given up on plans for an academic career is chosen to lead Lawrence University's Conservatory of Music.

The Arrival of 'Merit-Blind Admissions'

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Some Brown University mathematics professors were confused and dismayed this month to learn that the university planned to admit 20 percent of its next freshman class completely at random -- by putting names in a hat and drawing them out.

Closure in an Ethics Case

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Southern Illinois professor who felt slighted by state's judgment that he finished a mandatory test too quickly says he feels vindicated by settlement.

Calling All Kids: Take Tough Courses

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College access advertising campaign aims to encourage 8th through 10th graders to take on biology, foreign languages and algebra II.

Stripping His Way to a Ph.D.

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Journalism professor's new book is a distinctly personal account of researching D.C.'s gay clubs.

30 Years Later, Dartmouth Celebrates 'Animal House'

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Dartmouth College's relationship with its fraternities and sororities hasn't been entirely free and easy in the last decade. In 1999, the college's trustees, troubled by the perception that fraternities dominated campus social life in a negative way -- emphasizing alcohol and exclusivity -- declared a moratorium on the establishment of new Greek organizations in 1999 while contemplating an overhaul.

A Debate Performance Laid Bare

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What happens when video of two coaches engaging in an obscenity-laden shouting match -- complete with a mooning -- hits YouTube?

(Commencement) Season's Greetings

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Tis the season when “speakers” descend on college campuses, bringing with them impressive resumes or big names, or both, along with some words of wisdom to dispense. This year has, like most, featured a few controversies, but for today, turning elsewhere. ...

Ready to Feel Old?

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Beloit's latest "mindset" list says that for your new students, text has always been hyper, the Green Giant has always been Shrek, and women have always outnumbered men in college.


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