Free College Has Critics on the Right and Left. Is It Viable?
Tuition costs have ballooned since the 1970s, but some argue making college free is a regressive solution.
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.
Academic Scientists Are Fleeing Universities for the Private Sector
What's behind academia's revolving door?
Why Thousand Oaks Students Left Anti-Gun Rhetoric Out of Their Gun Violence Demonstration
In the wake of the recent mass shooting, college students in Ventura County attempt to call for action without alienating a conservative community.
Viewfinder: Students Demonstrate in Nicaragua's Capital
Students gathered in Nicaragua's capital to demand President Daniel Ortega and his powerful vice president, wife Rosario Murillo, resign.
How Far-Right Campaigns Are Pressuring Universities to Censor Speech
Since he was accused of "attacking conservative students," Tariq Khan has faced harassment and death threats.
Harassment Is Rife in Science Labs—and University Policies Aren't Helping
Meanwhile, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is struggling with its own controversy over whether it properly punishes member harassers.
The Real Threats to Free Speech on Campus Aren't Coming From Students
How billionaires and college administrators are using their power to silence students.
Is It Time to Rethink Campus Protest?
In a new era of protest and de-platforming, conservatives have defensively invested the First Amendment with a transcendent power and moral authority it does not warrant. What happens when equality and free speech are in direct opposition?
The Difficult Proposition of Getting Corporations Out of University Science
Universities need corporations for research funding, and the political will for an alternative solution is limited.
Why Don't We Know More About Sexual Harassment of Grad Students by Faculty?
A new study reveals that the problem is worse than you think, and likely much worse than we can tell from available data.
Students Benefit When College Costs and Spends More
A new study finds that college students are more likely to graduate from schools with higher tuitions and larger spending budgets.
As Federal Trans Protections Shift, Higher Education Adapts
As the Trump administration moves to roll back protections for trans students, institutions of higher learning find themselves caught in the middle.
How Sports Economics Aided the University of Missouri Protest
Could the possibility of a Tigers strike have expedited Timothy Wolfe's resignation?
Colleges Flush With Cash Are Saddling Their Poorest Students With Debt
A ProPublica analysis of newly available federal data shows that some of the nation’s wealthiest colleges are leaving their poorest students with plenty of debt.