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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 21, 2017
Iowa's proposal for political balance in faculty hiring.  
February 21, 2017
The real meaning of the WCET Distance Education Price and Cost Report.

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November 30, 2016
Scott McLemee explores the mysteries of a centuries-old manuscript -- one that has tested, and defeated, the mental powers of numerous researchers.
November 29, 2016
It's doubtful that sanctuary proposals for immigrant students will provide actual sanctuary or create any genuine change, argues Michael A. Olivas, who calls on campuses to take much more meaningful actions.
November 29, 2016
The problem flows directly from the structure of the current college experience, writes Ben Paris.
November 28, 2016
The distress that students now feel over the election of Trump runs deeper than fear of what the administration plans to do, argues Mark Bauerlein. It signifies the fall of the diversity-sensitive propriety that has guided much of their lives.
November 23, 2016
The death of Scott Eric Kaufman -- an American critic and leading first-generation, graduate student blogger -- drives home the sense that this has been an especially cruel year, writes Scott McLemee.

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