Inside Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed

Uncertainty, Unpredictability, Chaos

Next year will be confusing for students, families, and most colleges in the admissions process. 

May 19 2016 5:44 AMDonald 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.
May 4 2016 4:42 PMA Campus by Any Other BrandWhy do college logos and taglines all sound so eerily similar?
April 8 2016 7:30 AMYou Remind Me of MeIs your professor a narcissist? You better be a narcissist, too!
March 18 2016 10:12 AMWhen Dignity Costs Too MuchPaying adjunct faculty decent wages would be prohibitively expensive, a new study finds.
March 3 2016 11:41 AM“ISIS Is … a CIA and Mossad Operation”Does academic freedom extend to publishing blatant falsehoods on social media?
Feb. 16 2016 5:51 AMWhy Is Tuition So HighIronically enough, student aid might be to blame.
Jan. 28 2016 3:08 PMIt’s Time for Colleges to Reconsider the SATAt least when it comes to predicting high school students’ college grades.
Jan. 14 2016 10:26 AMIt’s Time to Kill the Student EvaluationMore and more evidence shows bias against female instructors.
Jan. 5 2016 2:53 PMBetter-Looking Female Students Get Better GradesBut for male students, looks don’t matter.
Dec. 17 2015 3:54 PMWhite and Asian Professors Need Not ApplyA University of Louisville job ad excluded whites and Asians. Is that OK?
Dec. 3 2015 10:54 AMThe Never-Ending Trigger-Warning DebateSome professors believe they build trust. Others think they stifle free discourse.
Nov. 19 2015 3:51 PM“Free Expression,” or Just Racism?A campus debates.
Nov. 5 2015 4:07 PM“I’m Doing This for Purely Idealistic Reasons”Why the editors of a top linguistic journal resigned en masse.
Oct. 22 2015 2:47 PMUninvitedWilliams College students invited a prominent critic of feminism to speak. Then the backlash started.
Oct. 9 2015 9:10 AMUsing a Racial Slur in the Classroom Is Never OK. Right?Some say that student complaints about racial discrimination have a “chilling effect on academic freedom.”
May 12 2016 3:52 PMIntelligent Design, Then TenureA Ball State astronomy professor gets a bump despite claims he proselytized in a science class.
April 27 2016 12:39 PM“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.
March 30 2016 2:18 PMGrade Inflation NationGetting an A really is easier than ever.
March 10 2016 11:44 AMWhen Protesting Becomes a Contact SportCampuses debate how to keep students safe during Donald Trump rallies.
Feb. 26 2016 1:00 PMThe Next Ann CoulterHe believes college rape culture is a myth, he started a scholarship for white men, and his popularity is growing.
Feb. 9 2016 8:30 AMFor Black MenA race-specific learning community at the University of Connecticut draws praise and criticism.
Jan. 22 2016 11:08 AMDrown the BunniesA university president suggests putting struggling students out of their misery.
Jan. 8 2016 8:14 AMThe Secret Lives of Ph.D. Committees A new book shows the stark realities of how graduate admissions get made.
Dec. 18 2015 7:32 AMA 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.
Dec. 10 2015 3:21 PMAppeasing the Ones Who Feed YouAmid diversity protests, campuses struggle with how to talk to displeased alumni.
Nov. 25 2015 2:00 PMWhy Honor Thomas Jefferson?Students are now criticizing their campuses for elevating a man they call a rapist and a racist. 
Nov. 12 2015 12:50 PMCould Kansas Become the Next Mizzou?What administrators are doing differently at the University of Kansas to avoid the conflict erupting elsewhere.
Oct. 28 2015 2:53 PMA Math Textbook Should Not Cost $180But when a professor went a cheaper way, his university reprimanded him.
Oct. 15 2015 3:25 PMDid 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.
Oct. 1 2015 4:43 PMCollege: Worth the Cost?Only half of college grads say their educations were definitely worth what they paid for them.