December 7, 2018
In advance of International Human Rights Day, Scott McLemee reviews Authoritarianism: Three Inquiries in Critical Theory, by Wendy Brown, Peter E. Gordon and Max Pensky.
December 7, 2018
A poem by Laurence Musgrove on reading books.
December 6, 2018
The more academics seek to inform and shape policy, the more they must confront efforts to undermine their influence, writes Linda Stamato.

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December 6, 2018
Advice from the inside on how to reduce stress and use your school's resources more effectively.
December 6, 2018
. . . and how we actually could, if we make writing a practice, not a punitive test.


May 17, 2012
Government-subsidized loans are feeding students' debt and colleges' tuition increases. When will taxpayers and politicians decide that enough's enough? asks Thomas Lindsay.
May 16, 2012
It infected a third of the world's population and killed tens of millions. Scott McLemee reads a new book recalling the influenza pandemic of 1918.
May 15, 2012
For better or worse, a select group of students and parents get a dress rehearsal for the college search process in the American ritual of sending a child to summer camp, writes John Thelin.
May 14, 2012
The best institutions for helping students turn into future leaders may be those that aren't focused on career preparation, writes Mark Peltz.
May 11, 2012
Maybe it's time for administrations to use a color code to tell liberal arts professors just how vulnerable their programs are, writes David Mulry.


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