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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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March 27, 2008
Terry Caesar recalls presentations in search of an audience, and other awkward moments.
March 26, 2008
The decade is winding down. Scott McLemee wonders what it was all about...
March 25, 2008
With American society divided for and against the war, returning veterans tend to be viewed more as issues than as individuals. Recent news media coverage has focused on stories about soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who have become violent criminals and on the trials of wounded vets who receive substandard medical treatment. Unquestionably, these are important issues.
March 24, 2008
Judith S. Eaton looks ahead to 2014, when the events of the past year may have laid the groundwork for irrevocable change in federal regulation of higher education.
March 21, 2008
In learning how to break boards, Elisabeth R. Gruner picks up some ideas for her classroom.

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