In a new book, the astrophysicist Mario Livio explores the nature of curiosity and its “irresistible appeal.”
A sociologist at the University of Louisville describes what colleges need to do to graduate more black males.
Nancy Zimpher, who steps down in June as chancellor of the State University of New York, says that rather than focusing on the lack of state funding, public-college officials should be talking about how higher education can do a better job.
A $250,000 prize highlights how positive disobedience encourages creativity and change.
Hungary’s bid to shut down the institution is part of a larger battle that pits the cosmopolitan values of liberal democracy against an ascendant wave of nationalist authoritarianism in Europe and elsewhere.
Carol Swain, a political scientist and a Christian conservative, is retiring early from teaching a year after Vanderbilt students called her a bigot and petitioned for her suspension.
A higher-education researcher knows that determination is just one of the ingredients low-income students need to have a shot at succeeding in college.
The author of a new book on for-profit higher education says the industry takes advantage of the slack in the labor market.
Michael Mann has been fighting climate-change deniers since the late 1990s. Now he’s telling his fellow scientists to warm up for a new round of attacks.
After going a few rounds in the political arena, Penn’s Zeke Emanuel wants to turn academics loose on crucial international issues.
Rage over racial, gender, and sexual identity has no sense of proportion and creates a damaging spectacle, says Mark Lilla, a professor of humanities at Columbia University.
Charles C. Camosy, an associate professor of theology at Fordham University, talks about why academics are out of touch and what they should do about it.