Brendan Cantwell Brendan Cantwell is a professor of higher, adult, and lifelong education at Michigan State University. Read MoreRead Less Stories by this Author The Review | Essay The Left’s Contradictory Goals for Higher Ed By Brendan Cantwell January 24, 2024 It’s time to acknowledge that progressive aims are in conflict. The Review | Opinion The Right-Wing Attempt to Control Higher Ed By Brendan Cantwell and Barrett J. Taylor October 10, 2022 Demolishing independent expertise is a central goal of the Republican Party. The Review | Opinion Against Social-Mobility Rankings By Brendan Cantwell February 9, 2022 They tell a simple story: Harvard is bad, CUNY and Cal State are good. It’s not that straightforward. The Review The Culture War Has Come for Higher Ed By Brendan Cantwell July 12, 2021 Now is the time for academic leaders to fight. The Review The ‘Flagship’ Folly By Brendan Cantwell and W. Carson Byrd April 28, 2021 The nautical metaphor is a shoddy classifier of colleges — but a clear signal of higher ed’s obsession with status. The Review It’s Time for Radical Reorganization By Brendan Cantwell and Barrett J. Taylor April 15, 2020 Crises spur intense competition among colleges. There’s a better way.