Chronicle of Higher Education
William Deresiewicz says boundless extracurricular activities threaten college’s deepest purpose.
Brian Leiter's Philosophical Gourmet Report carries great weight. But his harsh personal attacks on other scholars leave its future uncertain.
A proposal that would eliminate scholarships in nonrevenue sports, replacing them with need-based aid, could save athletics departments millions.
The institutions—in California, Florida, and North Carolina—are serving more low-income students and closing graduation gaps, the Center for American Progress says.
As Mount Holyoke becomes the latest institution to ease limits to transgender women, its peers around the country reflect varying degrees of inclusiveness.
The administration’s plan should not create incentives for colleges to accept fewer at-risk students, says the under secretary of education. If it does, "we will have failed."
For a huge new battery plant, Tesla Motors chose Nevada over states that touted the value of having major research universities nearby.
A new survey finds the economic downturn was hardest on foreign languages, while linguistics enjoyed a slight uptick in enrollments.
Historians use technology to lure citizen researchers into the discipline and open the door to innovation by younger scholars.
Fewer than half of alumni in this generation have given to their colleges, and many say they’d donate to other causes first. But fund raisers aren’t dismissing them.
More people say they can’t make it to national gatherings because of cost or scheduling. But they still want a place at the table.
Mary Willingham appears to have few supporters among academic advisers. But her crusade is having an impact in their world.
Transitions: New Engineering Dean at U. of Texas at San Antonio; New Provost at Chicago School of Professional Psychology
JoAnn Browning left a position as an associate dean at the University of Kansas to take the San Antonio post.
Jerrold L. Stein helped students at the former commuter campus on New York's Long Island build a stronger sense of community and spirit.
Four years on, the University of North Carolina is still trying to resolve a case of widespread academic fraud.
Here's a quiz based on quotes from "The Ivy League Guidebook," an “insider’s” look at life at the eight institutions in the late 1960s.
Campus bookstores say companies’ aggressive tactics hurt business and violate colleges’ exclusivity contracts.
It was the late 1960s. As a generation of students dealt uneasily with the expansion of coeducation, three Harvard undergraduates seized the moment to map out the lay of an elite land.