After Obama, historically black colleges are at greater risk.
The first black Ivy League president reflects on the first black U.S. president.
Free public higher education is no longer a laughable idea. #ThanksObama
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Meritocracy and the modern university.
How race affected nearly everything the president touched.
Watching history unfold over salad.
Democracy, he reminds us, is a work in progress.
Did it matter that Obama was one of us?
Danielle Allen, Janet Halley, Raynard S. Kington, Anthony P. Carnevale, Marta Tienda, and Jamie Merisotis respond to Michael S. Roth.
It’s time for a more realistic idealism.
Appreciating an overlooked legacy.
Gains in college attainment have been modest over the past eight years. Did the 44th president fail to deliver?
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.
The New Jim Crow's author, Michelle Alexander, seeks a platform to effect wider cultural change.
The loss of a transformative vision, says Jennifer Hochschild, leaves the field without a conviction that people can make a difference.
Organizing a young mind and heart around a diner's jukebox 45s.
There’s nothing like broken classroom windows and mice to enhance the study of an Old English epic.
Be choosy about how you invest your intellectual energy. You owe it to your field.
Good ones enlighten. Lesser ones merely divert our flighty screened-out brains.
No, but like every generation before them, they find some subjects too fraught to laugh at.
The NEH's chairman, Bro Adams, tries to make a case for the humanities. Is anyone listening?
If you’re outraged, consider workable alternatives in the legit market.
Say anything in my classroom. But words have consequences, so think carefully.
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