Bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians are to blame.
A master plan for the 21st century must have research at the core.
Current thinking views higher education as job training. That’s a mistake.
The professoriate needs to refocus on students or face extinction.
This little circle of SoCal Straussians became the intellectual hub of Trumpism.
You don’t have the right to say whatever you want on a college campus.
Open society ends at the campus gates. Watch what you say — and what you think.
Hitler was a fan of America's racial hierarchies.
The sage of Walden distrusted government but disdained materialism and provincialism even more.
An evolutionary biologist speculates, but timidly.
Censorship’s a demon. Still, we can all recognize that ostensibly free speech carries unequal emotional costs.
Extremists want to co-opt her as a symbol of meek, old-fashioned white womanhood. They don't have a clue.
A case in point: Elon Musk’s Hyperloop.
Colleges are its most crucial defenders. They don’t have time to wallow in self-pity.
The senior African-American scholars I meet are bitter and disheartened. Am I doomed to the same fate?
What’s the good of having a freedom you’re afraid to use?
Scholars aren't penalized for convoluted prose. But the problem runs deeper.
As everyone seeks more and broader connectivity, the still, small voice speaks only in silence.
Hey, you older, tenured profs, you’re being greedy and selfish, and your students would be better off if you left.
Intellectual intolerance poses an existential danger to the university.
A petition that seeks to retain the Middle East Studies Association’s "non-political" description is years behind the curve.
The election of Donald Trump makes it even more important that the scholarly group and others like it stand on evidence and principle, not politics.
It’s not their failure that galls. It’s that they don’t even try.
It keeps them grounded, savvy, empathetic, and focused on a college’s mission.
Can a devotion to cultural tolerance lead to the triumph of alternative facts?
It’s driven by faculty members, not students, and it’s as prevalent on large public campuses as it is on small, leafy ones.
A half-century of research is lost — then found.
How Craig Steven Wilder became a one-man truth-and-reconciliation commission on colleges and slavery.