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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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July 25, 2008
Sorry men, writes Mary Hatcher-Skeers, the gender equity problem in science has not been solved.
July 24, 2008
Revamp the financial aid system? Robert Shireman says the Education Department might focus its energy in its last days on a less-ambitious but helpful goal: better URLs for its Web sites.
July 23, 2008
Newspapers keep abandoning any responsibility toward books. Scott McLemee looks back at print culture....
July 22, 2008
William Major writes that it's time to stop complaining about how students write, and to get more professors in the classroom.
July 21, 2008
Philosophers offer views -- ethical and practical -- on whether older scholars should be making room for new Ph.D.'s.

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