Research universities

A Meeting of Humanistic Minds

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Session on state of the humanities emphasizes solutions and humor over hand wringing.

Unfair Dismissals Found

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Reviews by AAUP question treatment of professors at Greenville College and New Mexico Highlands University.

The Technology Mosaic

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Harvard announces plan to create engineering school as Stanford and others join push toward interdisciplinary work.

Closed Doors

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Study documents the increasing difficulty of transferring to elite private institutions from community colleges.

Suicide of a Chancellor

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Denice Denton -- a leader among women in science, under fire as head of Santa Cruz -- killed after jump from high-rise building.

A 'Rainbow' Approach to Admissions

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Like research universities all over the country, Tufts University asks applicants to submit their high school grades, various test scores, letters of recommendation, as well as the predictable essays about significant life experiences and so forth.

Harvard Rethinks Science

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Faculty panel unveils plan that would change how professors are hired -- and how both undergrads and graduate students are taught.

Free For All

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With expanded federal funding for embryonic stem cell research off the table, institutions are finding their own way.

Summer School Rules

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Florida universities consider year-round classes; some experts see idea as wave of the future, but others caution that it's more difficult than it sounds.

Rallying Behind Open Access

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Despite opposition from scholarly groups and publishers, provosts of 25 top universities back plan for public databases of research findings.


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