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July 31, 2015
When departments hire outside their areas of expertise, criticism can be no surprise, writes Cary Nelson.
July 31, 2015
Michael Rothberg considers the lines from Gaza to social media to Illinois -- and their implications for university governance.

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August 2, 2015 - 8:33pm
Open thoughts.
August 2, 2015 - 3:28pm
Early in my career, I had the pleasure of team teaching a course on the Economics of Higher Education with then Hofstra President Robert Payton.
August 2, 2015 - 3:22pm
Avoiding extreme choices -- and tragedies.

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May 30, 2008
Alexander Maxwell argues that eliminating a German department may be an entirely appropriate decision for a university to make.
May 29, 2008
A recent loss reminds Rob Weir of the importance of looking for ideas in unorthodox places.
May 28, 2008
Last week, Intellectual Affairs gave the recent cable TV miniseries “Sex: The Revolution” a nod of recognition, however qualified, for its possible educational value. The idea that sex has a history is not, as such, self-evident. The series covers the changes in attitudes and norms between roughly 1950 and 1990 through interviews and archival footage. Most of this flies past at a breakneck speed, alas. The past becomes a hostage of the audience’s presumably diminished attention span.
May 27, 2008
The U.S. government's new plan for keeping lenders in the loan program -- requested by lenders themselves -- resuscitates an appealing idea that they rejected a decade ago, Donald M. Feuerstein writes.
May 23, 2008
Carolyn F. Segal, an English professor, and Libby Segal, her daughter and a college athlete, reflect on what it means when a team is eliminated.

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