Higher Education

Roberts Court: States Can Ban Affirmative Action
April 22, 2014

The latest nail in the coffin for racial preference in admissions.

Penn State Is Still Feeling Pretty Good About Hiring Florida State's President
April 16, 2014

The university says it's not reconsidering its presidential pick. 

Some Cities Are Promising Free College to High School Students. Does It Work?
February 21, 2014

If a college degree is the new high school diploma, why not make higher education free? These cities did.

How Much Is Too Much to Spend on College? One Study Has an Answer.
February 16, 2014

Two new studies show college is still a great investment.

Who Takes MOOCs?
For online higher education, the devil is in the data
January 04, 2014

Surprising new data on what's supposed to be the future of higher ed

This North Carolina Campus Was Meant to Show Off the Future of Online Education
It hasn't gone according to plan
December 22, 2013

Trying to create the future of online education is harder than it seemed.

The College Rankings Ranking
Which bogus list of universities is the best?
October 28, 2013

The 100-pound book of dubiously ranked universities has long been a hallmark of the college application process.

Senator Outraged that National Endowment for the Humanities Funds Study of Humanities
Also, it studies Islam
October 24, 2013

Usually, Republicans direct their bitter hatred for all things intellectual at individual people—like, for example, our “professorial” president.

Granite Countertops, Flat-Screen TVs, Fire Pits: The Surprising Story of How College Dorms Got Luxe
September 18, 2013

The social history—and private-sector big money—that explains why granite countertops and fire pits are part of today's new dorms.

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