Chronicle Failed to Model Access in Articles on Disability

Kudos for bringing attention to disability diversity, but the publication needs to do a better job in delivering its content.


Calling Obama a 'Hawk' on Higher-Ed Accountability Is Not Useful

We should assess possible solutions in pragmatic fashion, not based on dubious ideological labels.


Why Ed-Tech Software Patents Could Harm Innovation

The arcane details, as it turns out, pose a serious risk to colleges, in complex ways.


Essay on Extra Exam Time Perpetuates Ableist Privilege

Social justice means that in order for a disadvantaged group to become equal, those in power must relinquish their privilege.



Outdated Immigration Laws: Bad for Students, Worse for Local Economies

The energy and innovation that colleges have used to recruit international students is needed to advance immigration-reform efforts that would allow the United States to hold on to this talent after graduation.



Why All Humanists Should Go to Prison

Academics could learn a lot from volunteering in a penal institution — about teaching, technology, and the value of a liberal-arts education.


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Obama’s Betrayal of HBCUs

After Obama, historically black colleges are at greater risk.


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Making History

The first black Ivy League president reflects on the first black U.S. president.


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Free Public College: Utopian No More

Free public higher education is no longer a laughable idea. #ThanksObama


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Meritocracy in Obama’s Gilded Age

Meritocracy and the modern university.


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Did Obama’s Blackness Matter?

How race affected nearly everything the president touched.


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Dinners With the President

Watching history unfold over salad.


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How Obama Sees America

Democracy, he reminds us, is a work in progress.


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The Intellectual as President

Did it matter that Obama was one of us?


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Obama's Imprint on Higher Ed: Responses

Danielle Allen, Janet Halley, Raynard S. Kington, Anthony P. Carnevale, Marta Tienda, and Jamie Merisotis respond to Michael S. Roth. 


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Hope Hangover

It’s time for a more realistic idealism.


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The First Feminist President

Appreciating an overlooked legacy.


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Barack Obama’s Imprint on Higher Education

Gains in college attainment have been modest over the past eight years. Did the 44th president fail to deliver?


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The Obama Issue

In this special issue of The Chronicle Review, we turn our attention to the accomplishments and disappointments of the past eight years. See the whole issue here.



Weekly Book List, September 30, 2016

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.



Missouri’s Public-Health Enemy No. 1: a Gun in Every Pocket

How can an educator reassure her worried students when irresponsible legislators have granted a universal right to carry firearms, no training required?


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A Prominent Scholar-Activist Trades Law for the Seminary

The New Jim Crow's author, Michelle Alexander, seeks a platform to effect wider cultural change.


Tests With Irrelevant Time Limits Unfairly Punish Many Students

Without the accommodation of extended time, students with reading disabilities only have access to a portion of the exam, whereas students who read easily have access to the entire exam.