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September 30, 2016
A new report from the Council of Economic Advisers details how the Obama administration's higher ed policies over the last seven years have begun to pay off, write Sandra Black and Jason Furman.
September 30, 2016
A major criticism from students who have dropped out of graduate school is the lack of support they received from their professors, write Melissa A. Brevetti and Dana Ford.

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October 1, 2016
Anyone who reads the vast, rapidly expanding literature on innovation in higher education will be struck by the pervasiveness of certain discourses and tropes.  Three stand out.
September 29, 2016
Others are planning on the university of the future, and most aren't going to like it.
September 29, 2016
Cognitive dissonance made me do it. If you want social justice, why do you let your research be locked up for profit?

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August 26, 2008
As David Horowitz would be quick to remind you, academics tend to skew to the left in their political outlook relative to the general population. I am no exception. Like so many of my colleagues, I have followed Barack Obama’s presidential campaign with interest and excitement. South Carolina had an early primary this year, and nearly all of the major candidates came to speak at Clemson University, where I teach.
August 25, 2008
Helen Solterer, with Jean Delabroy, considers how one of the presidential candidate's speeches was used by a French university.
August 22, 2008
In a global academic market, colleges should shed their protectionist policies on transfer of credit, writes Richard C. Sutton.
August 21, 2008
Bell Curve author Charles Murray takes direct aim at higher education in his new book Real Education by asserting that we are wasting our time trying to educate too many people. Murray contends that only 10 to 20 percent of those enrolled in four-year degree programs should actually be there. His pessimistic view of people’s ability to learn ignores not just good evidence to the contrary but the real pressures the American economy is facing.
August 21, 2008
With the enactment of a new GI Bill, the time has come to once again recall former University of Chicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins' prediction that the original 1944 legislation benefiting World War II soldiers would convert colleges and universities into "educational hobo jungles." Perhaps it's unfair -- Hutchins, a veteran himself, was a noted legal scholar and philosopher whose influence on the university he led is still quite visible today. But that's the price you pay for being so spectacularly (and quotably) wrong about one of the great policy issues of our time.

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