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What to Expect as the Supreme Court Revisits Race in AdmissionsPremium Link

By Peter Schmidt

The Supreme Court stands to revive the affirmative-action debate and throw questions of class into the mix.

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Guns, Prisons, Social Causes: New Fronts Emerge in Campus Fights Over DivestmentPremium Link

By Sarah Brown

Columbia University’s move to dispose of investments in private prison companies highlights how student activists are expanding their aims.


U. of Phoenix Looks to Shrink Itself With New Admissions Requirements and Deep Cuts

By Goldie Blumenstyk
Wired Campus

Professor Says Facebook Can Help Informal Learning


Self-Described ‘Cannabis College’ Sprouts Offshoots as More States Legalize Marijuana

By Colleen Murphy

Why Is It So Hard to Kill a College?Premium Link

By Beth McMurtrie

What the Landmark Ruling on Gay Marriage Means for Higher Education

By Meg Bernhard and Mary Ellen McIntire

Academic Freedom

For Northwestern, the Kipnis Case Is Painful and PersonalPremium Link

By Robin Wilson

Other faculty members, and even the university’s president, have felt the controversy's sting.

Kipnis's Original Essay, “Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe”

By Laura Kipnis

How campus rules make students more vulnerable.

Research Ethics

Conflict Over Sociologist's Narrative Puts Spotlight on Ethnography

By Marc Parry

Did Alice Goffman commit a felony while researching her book on young black men in the criminal-justice system?

Who Killed the Humanities?

The Chronicle Review

The Slow Death of the University

By Terry Eagleton

Bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians are to blame.