The United Arab Emirates blocked an NYU professor who questioned its policies. Is academic freedom at risk?
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.
Colleges and CosbyUniversities patronized by Bill Cosby wrestle with whether to distance themselves from the actor.
I Used My Research for Advocacy. Was I Wrong?A social scientist considers how his findings on women and obesity should be used in public discourse.
What’s Happening With Free Tuition in Chile?President Michelle Bachelet’s plan to make higher education free hits some snags.
Raising a Flag, Raising Some QuestionsDisplaying a Confederate flag at Bryn Mawr leads to controversy.
Accept Women—or ElseFraternities at Wesleyan are becoming coed. Will it help cut down on sexual assault?
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.
Memorials and LegaciesA university chaplain reflects on the importance and meaning of memorial services.
Should the Greek System Be Banned?Or will getting rid of fraternities on campus just push drinking and rape off campus?
Let the Right Ones InAn engineering college has a new metric for admitting students: “locus of control”
The “Yes Means Yes” WorldWhat will the new affirmative consent standard mean for the 800 colleges that have adopted it?
The Humanities Strengthen ScienceHow a visit to the Yale University Cushing Center taught one scientist to see the humanism in medicine.