Colleges should incorporate the ugly history of bigotry into their curricula.
A Stanford institute could change the way we think about learning.
To fight assault, the feds have made colleges clumsy monitors of students’ sex lives. Will the Trump administration reverse that trend?
Politics thwarts colleges' role in upward mobility.
Two students accused Michael Bonesteel of being insensitive, unsupportive, and even violent. Did the art professor get what he deserved — or were the students out to get him?
The prominent 94-year-old sociologist reflects on campus activism, affirmative action, free speech, the literary sphere, and how he views his own career.
Postmodern thought didn’t give us “post-truth.” Indeed, it can help us fight that plague.
A constituency that feels threatened by a diversifying America is rewarded by the administration it put into office.
Campus leaders shouldn’t overreact to the Justice Department’s steps. But on the horizon lies a real cause for concern.
For one thing, students are smarter than we give them credit for.
Big data and big dollars are transforming the field. But scholars are struggling to keep up.
A new book recounts the forgotten history of housing discrimination.
Economists and sociologists finally agree: Where people live matters. Now comes the hard part.
Is it in the public interest to have giant urban campuses freeload off their neighbors’ taxes?
Defending the humanities in a skills-obsessed university.
Intellectual intolerance poses an existential danger to the university.
Hey, you older, tenured profs, you’re being greedy and selfish, and your students would be better off if you left.
Sexism is rampant in academe. If only theorizing would provide a remedy.
Love them if you have to, but to free your mind, leave them behind.
The senior African-American scholars I meet are bitter and disheartened. Am I doomed to the same fate?
Cities birthed democracy. They must reassert themselves to preserve it, argues the late Benjamin Barber in his final book.
Five scholars on what their universities owe their local communities.
In this special report, we look at the role urban universities play — for better and worse — in their communities, new insights into the history and future of cities, and the barriers that get in the way of good research.
Ducking the skeptics only fuels conspiracy theories and increases the credibility of outlandish views.
“Such rhetorical bullying would be laughable if it weren’t part of a pattern on the right,” says the Duke professor of history and public policy.
Critics call Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains sloppy and ideologically driven. Defenders praise its insights.
The proposal to ban final clubs is illogical, illiberal — and totally in character.
We all want to be popular, and for good reason. A lot rides on it.