It's true that much of the scholarship that professors in the humanities produce is micro-focused and barely relevant to larger social concerns. But those academics would also be best served by ignoring that critique.
Scientists found to have harassed colleagues or subordinates are now open to having their NSF grants revoked.
Trump is forcing academics to re-evaluate their roles as beacons of information.
Over the past few decades, some ex-convicts have turned to academia, aiming to put their experience "inside" to good use.
Lessons from five years running a political science department that could apply to almost any job in management.
Researchers find much less bias in the grant process compared with other sciences, but highlight the need to break down institutions that hinder women's careers.
The government only allocates funds to researchers that mistakenly conflate sex work with sex trafficking. As an academic and a sex worker, Juniper Fitzgerald knows just how warped this thinking is.
Academic publishing has been slow to make use of social media, but new experiments could push the industry—and science—forward.
Traditional colleges and universities have become unlikely allies of the beleaguered for-profit industry as each group tries to fend off the government’s push for more accountability.
How did we come to decide that relationships between professors and students are almost always wrong?
Full-time, tenure-track professorships in the humanities are famously scarce. But that's not a reason to avoid an advanced degree. Even if you don't end up in academia, odds are you'll have a job—and you'll love it.