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Middle East Studies Association Fights a Rising Tide of CriticsPremium Link

By Peter Schmidt

The group and many of its members dismiss accusations of anti-Israel bias as attempts to stifle academic freedom.

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How Obama’s Action on Immigration Will Affect Higher Education

By Katherine Mangan

The president’s decision to extend limited legal status to up to five million immigrants, announced Thursday night, will open college doors to many people.


What’s Wrong With the Government’s College-Cost Information—and How to Fix ItPremium Link

By Beckie Supiano

Nonprofit Group to Buy 56 of Corinthian's Campuses

By Goldie Blumenstyk

Senate Democrats’ Bill to Renew Higher Education Act: Many Ideas, Little Hope of Passing

By Kelly Field

On College Accountability, Will Education Dept. Blink Again?Premium Link

By Kelly Field

Colleges’ Prestige Doesn’t Guarantee a Top-Flight Learning Experience

By Dan Berrett

Academic Freedom


Scholar Behind U. of Illinois Boycotts Is a Longtime Activist

By Marc Parry

CUNY’s Corey Robin has provided a constant stream of online analysis, muckraking, and megaphone-ready incitement.


Commentary: After Illinois’s Administrative Fiasco, Questions Remain

By Robert Warrior

For instance, can a university claim to subscribe to principles of academic freedom and then ignore them?

Paying for College


Are Poor Families Really Paying Half of Their Income at Elite Colleges?

By Beckie Supiano and Soo Oh

The government publishes net prices students in different income bands pay. That should help prospective students—but colleges don't report their data the same way.


Comparing Colleges' Net Prices Is Tricky, in More Ways Than One

By Beckie Supiano

Now that the government provides data on what families at various income levels pay, it’s tempting to make comparisons. But you might be taking an apple for an orange.