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April 28, 2016
It's not what boards do (or don't do) but how they do their work that really matters, say Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower.
April 27, 2016
Scott McLemee reviews Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir, by Benedict Anderson, whose sense of scholarship, and of life itself, was that it ought to be a mode of open-ended exploration.

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April 28, 2016 - 7:33pm
Wishing I was fluent in Arabic
April 28, 2016 - 7:32pm
Competing ideas.
April 28, 2016 - 9:30am
Consultants in higher education are rarely welcome. Often seen as mercenaries, or as cover for a management team seeking  to make staff reductions, our experience is that above all, they are regarded as outsiders.

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July 11, 2008
Providing better educational benefits for veterans is a wonderful start -- but colleges must do much more to make former military men and women feel at home, writes Molly Corbett Broad.
July 11, 2008
Three weeks ago, a student, a veteran of two tours in Iraq, a sniper who had already dropped out once a year ago when three of his buddies in Iraq died in one week, handed in an essay that terrified me. “Suicide Prevention,” I discovered right away, is one of the top information requests from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs home page. Before thinking about writing a column about military veterans at community colleges, I made sure the student, whom I’ll call The Student, is OK. He is.
July 10, 2008
Paula Treichler, who recently resigned from the university's board, offers an inside look at the turmoil of the last year as trustees moved to close a beloved college.
July 9, 2008
Was the new Pixar film "WALL-E" inspired by an American cultural theorist? Scott McLemee goes over the moon to find out.
July 8, 2008
Many American students and parents thirst for colleges focused on “value.” Vance Fried offers a new model.

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