Obama’s Betrayal of HBCUs

After Obama, historically black colleges are at greater risk.


Making History

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


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.


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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.


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Is Political Science Too Pessimistic?

The loss of a transformative vision, says Jennifer Hochschild, leaves the field without a conviction that people can make a difference.


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Love Songs With a Side of Theory

Organizing a young mind and heart around a diner's jukebox 45s.


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Beowulf Among the Ruins

There’s nothing like broken classroom windows and mice to enhance the study of an Old English epic.


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On Refusing to Read

Be choosy about how you invest your intellectual energy. You owe it to your field.


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When Analogies Fail

Good ones enlighten. Lesser ones merely divert our flighty screened-out brains.


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Are Students Humorless?

No, but like every generation before them, they find some subjects too fraught to laugh at.


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A Very Public Intellectual

The NEH's chairman, Bro Adams, tries to make a case for the humanities. Is anyone listening?


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Piracy Fills a Publishing Need

If you’re outraged, consider workable alternatives in the legit market.


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A Different Kind of Safe Space

Say anything in my classroom. But words have consequences, so think carefully.