A credential rooted in the 17th century needs a makeover for the 21st.
Politics thwarts colleges' role in upward mobility.
To fight assault, the feds have made colleges clumsy monitors of students’ sex lives. Will the Trump administration reverse that trend?
Bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians are to blame.
Even though I couldn’t land a tenure-track job, I still had the capacity to capture people’s attention, offering them some repast that was both pleasurable and provocative.
Sports spectating brings out the bigoted, sexist clannishness in us. Might it bring out something better?
Why settle for a ride to the airport when you can also get a lecture on Descartes?
Arguing that certain people don’t have the right to tell certain stories is a distraction from the real menace: inequality.
Remove statues of the nation’s third president? A historian says that would be shortsighted.
Sexism is rampant in academe. If only theorizing would provide a remedy.
A professor steps down after a dispute over diversity training.
Academics can recapture the trust of the public — but only if they are willing to write for it.
How tragic that she died inconveniently right in the middle of Finals Week.
Why even a sympathetic reader should have doubts about the accuracy of her study of police practices in a Philadelphia neighborhood.
For starters, they can't figure out who their public is. Maybe they could learn from their midcentury predecessors.
The senior African-American scholars I meet are bitter and disheartened. Am I doomed to the same fate?
Is someone challenging the dominant narrative? Shut ’em down and run ’em off.
There are real, imminent threats to freedom and social justice. So why are scholars attacking an ally?
Administrators took credit, but it was students who forced their hand.
The latest academic fake-out making headlines says less about scholarly standards than you may think.
Sustainability is not enough: Colleges and universities must reorient themselves for a future of limited growth.
Democracy can’t function if we don’t inhabit a common space where we can listen to one another.
We asked publishers, press directors, editors, scholars, and other insiders for their views on the state and future of academic publishing. We got back a surprisingly wide range of views — and good ideas on how university presses are preparing for an uncertain future.
It’s not because of our innate primate hostility.
Which profs end up where is pretty damn arbitrary.
The Notre Dame commencement protest against Vice President Mike Pence was a model of campus resistance.
How far should universities go to acknowledge their complicity with slavery?