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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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January 6, 2010
An unusual cultural journal has reinvented itself, both online and in print. Scott McLemee looks into its latest anthology.
January 5, 2010
The economic crisis is the perfect time for colleges to get honest about merit aid, and to minimize it, writes John Roush.
January 4, 2010
Cary Nelson questions whether traditional scholarly meetings make any sense when the traditional role of faculty members is being eroded and tenure-track jobs are disappearing.
December 30, 2009
A new book presents literary theorist Terry Eagleton in conversation. Scott McLemee eavesdrops with enthusiasm.
December 29, 2009
As you hone your course materials for the spring, Maria Shine Stewart offers 25 terms for new and returning faculty members to know.

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