Higher Ed

Skyrim Is Teaching Students in Texas About the Decline of U.S. Power
November 26, 2014

A course at Rice uses an open-world action role playing video game as its core reading.

Is an Exodus of Ph.D.s Causing a Brain Drain in the U.S.?
October 01, 2014

The job market for academics in the U.S. is bleak. Abroad, it's less so.

College Rankings Are Destroying Financial Aid
September 17, 2014

Low-income students are increasingly paying for policies that prioritize prestige over opportunity.

The Trouble With Harvard
September 04, 2014

The Ivy League is broken and only standardized tests can fix it.

Stop Blaming Colleges for Society's Problems
August 02, 2014

For better or worse, the university tends to evolve alongside society, not ahead of it.

Making Money Shouldn't Be the Purpose of a College Education
July 29, 2014

Money magazine's college rankings are the most pernicious yet.

Can World of Warcraft Save Higher Education?
July 28, 2014

Is World of Warcraft really the key to keeping students interested?

It's the End of the Humanities as We Know It
June 13, 2014

A sense of crisis, ongoing paranoia—this is just part of what it means to be a humanist.