Volume 59, Issue 26: March 8, 2013

March 04, 2013


The Chronicle Review

  • Fixing Financial Aid

    For 40 years, federal money has sustained higher education while enabling its worst tendencies. That's about to change.

  • Synthetic Biology Comes Down to Earth

    Jim Collins was there when the promise of engineered life generated waves of press. It's quieted down since then, and that's not all bad.

  • The Real Digital Change Agent Premium Link

    MOOCs get the marquee billing. But open access has far greater potential to transform society, and to save colleges money in the process.

  • Fear and the Legacy of the New Deal Premium Link

    The program was forged under the distinctive political pressures of its anxious times, but its imperfections continue to influence our own era.

  • Comedy Club

    Which do you think is harder: getting tenure or getting into the Friars Club?

  • In Pursuit of the Impossible Equation Premium Link

    A new book explores the challenges of reducing the computationally confounding to the conceivably calculable.