Why You Should (Probably) Not Be A Professor

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/463246869 While I like being a professor, I am obligated to give a warning to those considering this career path. To be specific, I would warn you to reconsider.
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/463246869 While I like being a professor, I am obligated to give a warning to those considering this career path. To be specific, I would warn you to reconsider. [More]

The Corruption of Academic Research

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields are supposed to be the new darlings of the academy, so I was slightly surprised when I heard an NPR piece on how researchers are
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields are supposed to be the new darlings of the academy, so I was slightly surprised when I heard an NPR piece on how researchers are [More]

Outsourcing Education for Savings

Due to a variety of factors, such as reduced state support and ever-expanding administrations, the cost of college in the United States has increased dramatically. In Michigan, a few community
Due to a variety of factors, such as reduced state support and ever-expanding administrations, the cost of college in the United States has increased dramatically. In Michigan, a few community [More]

kNOwMORE, Sexual Violence & Brands

Florida State University, which is across the tracks from my own Florida A&M University, has had some serious problems with sexual violence involving students. One response to this has been the
Florida State University, which is across the tracks from my own Florida A&M University, has had some serious problems with sexual violence involving students. One response to this has been the [More]

Getting High for Higher Education

Two major problems faced by the United States are the war on drugs and the problems of higher education. I will make an immodest proposal intended to address both problems. In the case of higher
Two major problems faced by the United States are the war on drugs and the problems of higher education. I will make an immodest proposal intended to address both problems. In the case of higher [More]

Trouble With Harvard

What is college for? To learn about history, science, culture. If students want to build a self, says Steven Pinker, they can do it on their own…
What is college for? To learn about history, science, culture. If students want to build a self, says Steven Pinker, they can do it on their own… [More]

No Ivy League, please!

Bill Deresiewicz hears from a lot of young people. They want advice on how to avoid becoming anxious, depressed, and aimless. He tells them to avoid the Ivy League…
Bill Deresiewicz hears from a lot of young people. They want advice on how to avoid becoming anxious, depressed, and aimless. He tells them to avoid the Ivy League… [More]

Miseducation of America

Powerful forces are actively hostile to the college ideal. They deny the need for an educated citizenry. Higher education, they insist, is not a human right…
Powerful forces are actively hostile to the college ideal. They deny the need for an educated citizenry. Higher education, they insist, is not a human right… [More]

Liberal education and Michael Roth

What is higher education for? We hear more and more about economic gain – for students, for society. Here’s another view, embattled but wiser…
What is higher education for? We hear more and more about economic gain – for students, for society. Here’s another view, embattled but wiser… [More]

Conservatives & higher ed

Here’s a challenge: Scan the faculty roster of humanities and social-science departments at public universities. Can you spot a conservative or two? It matters…
Here’s a challenge: Scan the faculty roster of humanities and social-science departments at public universities. Can you spot a conservative or two? It matters… [More]