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February 22, 2017
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.

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February 22, 2017
Responses prompt new questions.  
February 22, 2017
Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.
February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?

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July 21, 2009
Janet Mason Ellerby went from being a professor to serving as an administrator -- and found that academic freedom did not provide the same protections she enjoyed on the faculty.
July 20, 2009
Myths about higher education, believed inside and outside academe, hinder efforts to make key decisions, write Dennis Jones and Jane Wellman.
July 17, 2009
David Galef looks on as an emeritus professor, wistfully, prepares to leave U of All People.
July 16, 2009
Increasing what scientists must report about their financial conflicts of interest won’t affect misconduct, writes Brian Hanley. Scientific fraud is the root problem that needs to be addressed.
July 15, 2009
Isaac Rosenfeld, author and adjunct, defied the cult of success. Scott McLemee indulges in some hero worship.

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