Research universities

New Wave of Student Activism

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Are the protests in California the start of a new national movement for access and affordability?

Mixed Impact of Aid Shifts

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Elite private colleges have seen slight increase in share of student body from low incomes, but their wealthiest students have seen notable gains as well.

Race and Merit at MIT

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Institute, whose report on equity for women was considered pathbreaking, examines gaps in rates at which minority and white professors are promoted -- and the ideal of meritocracy.

Anything But Studying

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Survey of U. of California students shows emphasis on socializing, leisure that may change with recession.

As the Crow Flies

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Arizona State University has serious problems, and that’s just the way Michael Crow wants it.

A Critique of the Cuts

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"Oh be still my beating heart... I just fell in love again. Was that a shawl Eva was wearing, or a superwoman cape?"

Holding Presidents Accountable for Learning

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Regents of Georgia university system individually asked 35 campus leaders how they planned to improve retention and graduation rates. The meetings were occasionally uncomfortable; the answers sometimes unsatisfactory.

Research Deals Under Microscope

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Review of contracts between big oil companies and universities finds too much corporate control over scholarship, but colleges fervently dispute findings.

The Land-Grant Landscape

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DALLAS -- Leaders of land-grant universities see a slight brightening in their institutions' immediate economic situations -- but increasingly recognize that they must make structural changes to accommodate fundamental, long-term shifts in their funding models.

Boost for the Humanities

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Defying trends, Mellon Foundation puts up $10 million to get the state of Wisconsin to do the same for its flagship university.

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