Bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians are to blame.
The secret history of conservative foundations' plans to co-opt scholars and scholarship.
Colleges should incorporate the ugly history of bigotry into their curricula.
Politics thwarts colleges' role in upward mobility.
Publishing was invented to cure academe of patronage and patrimony. It’s failed.
Inviting more voices into the academic conversation can be anti-academic.
Professors and aspiring professors are complicit in perpetuating a rigged system.
There are no “independent lawyers” or “independent businesswomen.”
Thirty years after The Closing of the American Mind, universities are in worse shape — and more in need of its lessons than ever.
His grasp of American history has earned him some admirers in the academy — and a few influential critics.
How a terrifying highway incident shaped a psychologist’s career.
Colleges have fallen short on one of their most important missions.
Reversing the disintegration of the curriculum is the first step in restoring the American idea.
One university’s quest to curb sexual assault.
Divining the meaning of a text isn’t a frivolous act — it’s an essential skill in an enlightened democracy.
It’s up to the academy to create citizens moved by more than tribe and gut.
Tiya Miles maps forgotten corners of slave history.
What Jeff Sessions gets wrong about campus speech and student activism.
A selection from Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes From a Pre-American Life.
When the school withdrew a fellowship offer to Chelsea Manning, it was seen as caving to political pressure. How close is the relationship between the institution and the agency?
Television has become our dominant narrative form. TV studies must change to keep up.
Ryan Shapiro takes his crusade against government secrecy to the steps of the White House.
An unorthodox anthropologist goes face to face with the enemy.
Her gender change may be the least iconoclastic thing about her.
How Boston College’s oral history of the Troubles fell victim to an international murder investigation.
The foundation is pouring big money into answering big questions, giving philosophers new clout.
The philosopher David F. Skrbina doesn't endorse Ted Kaczynski's violence. But he says some of the notorious anti-technologist's ideas are valid.
Can Jonathan Haidt calm the culture wars?
He’s teaching superforecasters to predict the future. Crazy, right? Except when it works.
A young sociologist lands a big book deal, wins a MacArthur Fellowship, and seeks to avoid the controversy that engulfed Alice Goffman.