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February 23, 2017
In defending their decision to host Milo Yiannopoulos's talks on grounds of freedom of speech, campus Republicans never mentioned his obscene and defamatory rhetoric, argues Robert Cohen. 
February 23, 2017
Congress should resist efforts to undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which protects students and taxpayers, writes Christine Lindstrom.

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

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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.
August 20, 2008
Texting and instant messaging are the wave of the future? Scott McLemee is just too ecstatic.
August 19, 2008
Independent colleges often choose to go it alone even when it makes sense to work together, Alice Brown writes.

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