How Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of Majors
When the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.
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.
Major ExodusHow do post-recession English departments attract students to a field losing popularity?
Trigger Warnings in the ClassroomProfessors debate whether future lawyers need to discuss cases involving rape while they’re in school.
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.
Firing a Professor Over a Blog PostControversy over online comments about a classroom discussion of gay marriage threatens to end a career, and raises questions about what tenure really protects.
The Fight Over Football FundingUniversities with middling football teams decide how to balance athletic budgets with student needs.
The Yik Yak Take-BackWhat happened when college professors tried to drown out an app’s anonymous ugliness with positive vibes.