Uncertainty, Unpredictability, Chaos
Next year will be confusing for students, families, and most colleges in the admissions process.
Donald Trump’s Emerging Higher-Ed PlatformHe thinks colleges should share risk in student loans and be able to enroll students based on their job prospects.
When Dignity Costs Too MuchPaying adjunct faculty decent wages would be prohibitively expensive, a new study finds.
“ISIS Is … a CIA and Mossad Operation”Does academic freedom extend to publishing blatant falsehoods on social media?
It’s Time for Colleges to Reconsider the SATAt least when it comes to predicting high school students’ college grades.
It’s Time to Kill the Student EvaluationMore and more evidence shows bias against female instructors.
White and Asian Professors Need Not ApplyA University of Louisville job ad excluded whites and Asians. Is that OK?
The Never-Ending Trigger-Warning DebateSome professors believe they build trust. Others think they stifle free discourse.
“I’m Doing This for Purely Idealistic Reasons”Why the editors of a top linguistic journal resigned en masse.
UninvitedWilliams College students invited a prominent critic of feminism to speak. Then the backlash started.
Intelligent Design, Then TenureA Ball State astronomy professor gets a bump despite claims he proselytized in a science class.
“Denny Hastert Is a Good Man” University of Chicago coach praises former House speaker—who tried to use hush money to cover up molestation of children—for fighting Title IX.
When Protesting Becomes a Contact SportCampuses debate how to keep students safe during Donald Trump rallies.
The Next Ann CoulterHe believes college rape culture is a myth, he started a scholarship for white men, and his popularity is growing.
For Black MenA race-specific learning community at the University of Connecticut draws praise and criticism.
The Secret Lives of Ph.D. Committees A new book shows the stark realities of how graduate admissions get made.
A First-Year Writing Instructor Can Only Do So MuchI do my best to help them succeed, but I can’t prepare for everything that’s coming.
Appeasing the Ones Who Feed YouAmid diversity protests, campuses struggle with how to talk to displeased alumni.
Why Honor Thomas Jefferson?Students are now criticizing their campuses for elevating a man they call a rapist and a racist.
Could Kansas Become the Next Mizzou?What administrators are doing differently at the University of Kansas to avoid the conflict erupting elsewhere.
A Math Textbook Should Not Cost $180But when a professor went a cheaper way, his university reprimanded him.
Did UC–Berkeley Turn a Blind Eye to Harassment?The university kept astronomer Geoff Marcy on staff despite knowing he sexually harassed students. Colleagues finally forced him out.