The Hostile Renegotiation of the Professor-Student Relationship
June 05, 2015

College classrooms will never be the same again—and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Sitting With E.M. Forster While He Had His Portrait Sketched
August 22, 2014

This writer had the pleasure of chatting with the novelist one summer afternoon.

Why Do People Call Ms. Maya Angelou "Dr. Maya Angelou"?
May 29, 2014

Because America is suffering from a case of title inflation.

Adjuncts Aren't Just Teaching College Kids, They're Trying to Keep Them Together
May 25, 2014

They're teaching 76% of college classes. And they're confessor, crisis counselor, and social worker to their students.

The Immense Promise of the Digital Humanities
May 12, 2014

The book is not the opposite of technology—it is technology.

America's 10 Richest Universities Match These Countries' GDPs
April 30, 2014

Matching the top 10 endowments with 10 countries' GDPs.

The Real Humanities Crisis Is Happening at Public Universities
September 06, 2013

You’ve probably heard several times already that the humanities are in “crisis.” The crisis is real.

The Value of the Canon
February 18, 1991

The ultimate essay in defense of the masterpieces we know and love.