Rethinking “1 in 5”
Campus surveys support the oft-criticized sexual assault statistic. Now colleges are taking action.
Her Résumé Is Good, But How’s Her Personality?Colleges are trying to use personality tests to pick their presidents.
Playing the GameColleges want to sweeten athletic scholarships. So they inflate the cost of attendance to give more money to athletes but not others.
How Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of MajorsWhen the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.
False SecurityPlagiarism detection software is costly, ineffective, and error-prone. Why are more and more teachers turning to it?
Beyond the FlagThe names of Confederate leaders still adorn the halls of prominent universities. Is that OK?
Tenure Under AttackWisconsin just moved to eliminate tenure and weaken shared governance. Could the move be fatal to the University of Wisconsin?
Doing Their Fair Share?The Harvards of the world are awash in public funds for low-income students. Why aren’t they doing more to enroll them?
Prose by Any Other NameIf you want to champion the humanities, don’t focus so narrowly on Shakespeare.
Sniper vs. PaddingtonMichigan’s film flip-flop reveals how campuses struggle to embrace free speech without offending students.
Fighting Words?A professor compared Hamas to a rabid pit bull. Free speech couldn’t protect him from student vitriol.
The Ugly, Racist, Deadly History of Sigma Alpha EpsilonThe fraternity’s problems aren’t limited to the University of Oklahoma or the South. And they stretch back decades.
Yes Means Yes: The Musical!Understanding consent is becoming a big part of college orientation—sometimes with the help of some song and dance.
How to Lose Your University JobPrivate emails released by the University of Illinois show a professor was unhired due to offensive Twitter comments.
A Breakthrough for Gay Christian ProfessorsTwo Christian colleges adopt a new policy on LGBTQ professors.
No Tolerance for IntoleranceSouthern universities are calling for the removal of Confederate flags and other racist symbols.
Stay at Home, LadiesOne university considers banning women from frats to protect them from sexual assault. Seriously?
Haunted by High SchoolColleges often make admissions decisions based on students’ misbehavior in high school. Is that fair?
Does This Thing Have an Undo Button?After a prof’s explosive comments, some critics think tweeting about race should be a fireable offense.
Playing Catch-UpSports-powerhouse universities keep choosing leaders with no experience in sports. Is that a problem?
Criticism UnwelcomeThe United Arab Emirates blocked an NYU professor who questioned its policies. Is academic freedom at risk?
No Funds for YouThe Department of Education withholds massive amounts of funding from “risky” colleges. It doesn’t have to tell us which ones.