The secret history of conservative foundations' plans to co-opt scholars and scholarship.
Education, long praised as the great equalizer, no longer seems to be performing as advertised. Why? We asked 10 experts to weigh in.
The Chronicle’s 50th anniversary is an occasion to take stock of the world we cover. What ideas and arguments might shape the next 50 years?
To fight assault, the feds have made colleges clumsy monitors of students’ sex lives. Will the Trump administration reverse that trend?
In justifying their field, they turn to “critical thinking” and social-science criteria.
An avant-garde academic poet permeates the Twittersphere by advancing anti-Trump theories.
The urbanist who urged struggling cities to lure artists, scientists, and technology workers confronts the pitfalls of that approach.
The 19th-century European project of constructing a monolithic “Muslim world” was bolstered by Muslim intellectuals themselves, a new book explains.
It’s time to take a stand for insecure workers in academe and beyond.
It is historically and intellectually inappropriate for Ph.D.’s to use this protest tactic.
It brought into focus long-simmering tensions between feminist philosophy and the discipline as a whole.
It’s not a digital gathering place so much as a marketing forum.
A superb new biography vivifies not just his searching mind but his restless spirit.
Not all criticism can be constructive. Some ideas and arguments are genuinely devoid of merit.
The one broadly marketable skill a humanist might acquire in graduate school is the ability to teach.
For starters, they can't figure out who their public is. Maybe they could learn from their midcentury predecessors.
It’s part of a broader attack on public services that’s channeled through state legislatures to avoid the national spotlight.
Northwestern University’s prosecution of Peter Ludlow was a purification ritual dressed up as a civilized hearing.
Intellectual intolerance poses an existential danger to the university.
Why is wellness such a dirty word in academe?
Informal networks and freewheeling discussions make the intellectual world go ’round.
Contrary to popular perception, Americans take their fiscal obligations seriously.
There are real, imminent threats to freedom and social justice. So why are scholars attacking an ally?
A linguist who lived with a Brazilian tribe in the Amazonian jungle argues against getting too comfortable.
Diversity, solidarity, commitment: 75 years later, a classic still has a lot to teach us.
For prisoners, learning often comes with evangelical strings attached.
Arendt, Didion, and Sontag exchanged sentimentality for tough truths, but at considerable cost.
Protecting the mainstream from novel — even outlandish — ideas never ends well.