No, Professors Aren't Discriminating Against Conservative Students
A major study led by a lifelong Republican debunks this popular right-wing talking point.
Kamala Harris' Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Is Part of a Broader Proposal to Help Black Entrepreneurs
The plan, which has drawn intense criticism for its specificity, is just one piece of a bigger proposal.
Student Loan Interest Rates Were Just Lowered. Why Does the Government Charge Interest in the First Place?
The federal government isn't a private bank, but it has reasons for charging interest on student loans.
West Virginia Will Now Provide Free Community College Tuition If Students Can Pass a Drug Test
The program is the first in the country to introduce drug testing as an eligibility requirement.
Thousands of 'Transborder' Students Commute to American Colleges From Mexico Every Day
Many transborder students are U.S. citizens who live in Mexico because it's cheaper or because their parents were deported.
Can the College Board Measure Adversity on the SAT?
The College Board plans to score a student's adversity from one to 100.
Elizabeth Warren Wants Her Proposed Tax on the Ultra-Rich to Alleviate Student Loan Debt
Warren's plan includes proposals for the elimination of student loan debt for most students, an expansion of grants for low-income students, and free public education.
What Does America's Pilot Shortage Reveal About Higher Education?
The United States is the only country in the world with major airlines that require four-year degrees in order to be a pilot.
When Universities Shortchange Grad Students, Undergrads Suffer Too
A new report highlights gross inequities in health coverage for grad students—and a lack of access to mental-health resources more generally.
Is Bribing Your Kid's Way Into College Actually a Good Investment?
A college degree isn't worth what it was in the 1980s. Why would the wealthy pay huge sums to get their children into college?
Academics Want to Do More Public Writing. How Can We Help Them?
It's long past time for every discipline to count and valorize all scholarly work, even or especially when it's aimed at an extramural audience.
Why Should Taxpayer-Funded Research Be Put Behind a Paywall?
The University of California's boycott of academic-publishing giant Elsevier has open-access advocates pleased. Others have concerns about transparency.
Online Courses Are Cost Effective but Detrimental to Learning, Researchers Find
Multitasking can be damaging to your brain, and online students are bearing the brunt.
Teachers' Beliefs About the Nature of Intelligence Affect Minority Students' STEM Grades
A more subtle form of prejudice than racism proves deeply problematic.
Victims of Campus Sexual Assault and the Accused Stand to Lose From Devos' Proposed Changes to Title IX
The secretary of education's plans threaten to make it more difficult for victims of sexual discrimination to seek justice, and might in turn hinder her goal of strengthening due process.
Academic Scientists Are Fleeing Universities for the Private Sector
What's behind academia's revolving door?
Betsy DeVos Is Right, the U.S. Should Rethink Higher Ed–Just Not the Way She Wants To
Upending the college accreditation process carries huge risks.
A Philosopher's Hoax Embarrassed Several Academic Journals. Was It Satire or Fraud?
By resorting to satire, did Portland State University professor Peter Boghossian violate basic professional and ethical standards?
An Unusual New Program Seeks to Cut Urban Crime by Pushing Gang Members Into College
Advocates say education can transform offenders—and the neighborhoods where they live.
How Higher Education Is Evolving Its Thinking Around Controversial Campus Speakers
A public policy non-profit has put together some guidelines to help universities prepare for future free speech controversies.