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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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March 19, 2008
Harvard University Press has just issued a book promulgating a JFK assassination conspiracy theory. Let's put that sentence on the chalkboard and underscore the anthropologically interesting aspects of the situation, shall we? Harvard University Press has just issued a book promulgating a JFK assassination conspiracy theory.
March 18, 2008
In June 2007 my partner Paula Treichler and I attended a series of events at Antioch College, in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Paula was on stage as a college alumna and member of the Antioch University Board of Trustees; I was in the audience as an alumnus and national president of the American Association of University Professors. The board had just announced that the college would close within a year. The message delivered by the chair of the board that day was clear: The college is hemorrhaging money; if we don't stop the flow, the whole university will die.
March 18, 2008
Laurence Musgrove reflects on applying the concepts of project management to the way professors plan programs.
March 17, 2008
The two candidates vying for the presidency of the AAUP lack tenure. Marc Bousquet considers what that means.
March 14, 2008
It's time to admit that many of those who enroll in United States colleges want to stay after graduation, and to make the case that this is advantageous, writes Gautham Pandiyan.

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