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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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November 15, 2007
The latest salvo in the entertainment industry's campaign against illegal downloading of movies and music -- aided and abetted by Congress -- is wrong, and students should help fight it, Kenneth C. Green argues.
November 14, 2007
The oral historian Studs Terkel now tells his life's story. Scott McLemee listens to a puzzling silence in the tale.
November 13, 2007
Keith Hoeller writes that a review of the history of the push for adjunct equity suggests that it's time for some strategy adjustments.
November 13, 2007
The push to measure student learning is portrayed as benefiting students, but it will hurt, not help, them, writes Bernard Fryshman.
November 12, 2007
Paula M. Krebs considers how a woman educated professors about issues of class and power -- while helping all who relied on her.

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