College as Meaning Maker
Teaching in an Age of ‘Militant Apathy’Immersive education offers a way to reach students. But can it ever become the norm?
Opening the Gates
Congrats! You Didn’t Apply, but We Admitted You Anyway.New experiments are short-circuiting the admissions process. Here’s why they matter.
How Mitch Daniels Made Purdue a University Conservatives Can LoveWas his tenure a model for how to navigate the partisan divide over higher ed?
Can a National Marketing Campaign Change the Souring Conversation About College?Higher ed has an image problem.
A Growing Revolt
Is This the Beginning of the End of the ‘U.S. News’ Rankings’ Dominance?High-ranking law schools have taken the abrupt step of disavowing the much-cited list. But don’t expect the magazine’s influence to wane anytime soon.
For Decades, Black Colleges Have Been Portrayed as Deficient. What Changed?Advocates say the Black Lives Matter movement, proud and famous alumni, and a sustained public-relations campaign have resulted in an uptick in positive headlines, donations, and enrollment. But they wonder if it’s enough, and how long it will last.
From the Ground Up
The University of Austin — Yes, That One — Is Really HappeningCreated with a promise to resist ideological orthodoxy, the institution was greeted by many as little more than a joke. But it’s taking shape.
Making the Case
The Return of College as a Common GoodAmericans increasingly see the public value of higher education. Can colleges seize the moment?
Higher Ed Is on the BallotAcademe has assumed a symbolic importance it hasn’t had since the height of the Cold War.
Inside the Academic-Freedom Crisis That Roiled Florida’s FlagshipA Chronicle investigation tracks how a decision to silence professors emerged from the depths of bureaucracy.