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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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November 2, 2009
Those freshmen who don't come back aren't just an issue for public institutions, but are a key factor for privates as well, writes Bryan Matthews.
October 30, 2009
The movement to minimize the faculty role in higher education needs to be resisted, in part by explaining to the public why the role is crucial, writes Peter Katopes.
October 29, 2009
Universities must work harder to make their galleries key to the educational experience, but getting rid of them is shortsighted and bad for the institutions and their students, writes James Christen Steward.
October 28, 2009
To connect with students in the classroom, you need to be realistic about them and about yourself, write Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. and David B. Strohmetz.
October 27, 2009
By focusing on career training over education, the federal government risks threatening to shortchange two-year-college students, writes Bernard Fryshman.

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