Leadership & Governance

The Attorney General Who Wants to Keep Private Colleges on Course  

Eric T. Schneiderman, New York’s top law-enforcement officer, took an activist role in forcing the struggling Cooper Union to submit to state oversight. His office plans to steer other institutions away from trouble, too.



Same-Sex Hiring Policies Polarize Some Christian Colleges  

The Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage has caused religious institutions to reiterate, or redefine, their stances.


Wired Campus

How Video Games Are Becoming University-Approved Sports

When the gamers arrived on Saturday morning, 8,000 feet of extension cords and 11,000 feet of Ethernet cables waited inside the University of Cincinnati’s basketball arena.


Research Raises Questions About Colleges That Shift From For-Profit to Nonprofit

Four higher-education companies converted to nonprofit status but now act like "covert for-profits," a report says.



5 Things Colleges Should Know About the New Secretary of Education

John B. King Jr., who will take over for Arne Duncan in December, isn’t well known in higher-ed circles. But his track record offers some clues about how he will lead the Education Department.



‘I Got Nobody’: Scholars of Gun Violence Describe Their Lonely Battles

Two university researchers say they’re optimistic that their work will have long-term benefits. But the sometimes-vitriolic response they receive can be deeply frustrating.

Wired Campus

Can Online Education Help Refugees Earn Degrees?

Refugees often lack the paperwork needed to enroll in conventional universities. But some online universities have begun recruiting those students.

Labor & Work-Life Issues

On the Academic Job Market, Does Patience Pay Off?

Some advisers say young scholars should expect to spend several years looking for tenure-track positions; others emphasize the need to strike quickly. Vitae's JobTracker project tries to get a read on the reality.



Tough on Colleges, Arne Duncan Bequeaths Record of Advocacy for Students

Assessments of the education secretary’s seven-year tenure credit him with changing the culture of the department to one of accountability and transparency.


The Chronicle Review

Philip Tetlock’s Tomorrows

He’s teaching superforecasters to predict the future. Crazy, right? Except when it works.

Lingua Franca

The Third Flaw in the Second Amendment

Reflecting on the Umpqua shootings, Geoff Pullum realizes there are not two but three flaws in the wording of the Second Amendment, all lending to its disastrous vagueness.



From Bench Science to Public Information Officer

A Ph.D. in neuroscience isn’t necessary for the job, but it comes in handy.



Where Is the Grass Greener?

A former adjunct looks into the perils of freelancing.



Scholars Talk Writing: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Why a philosopher applies Kantian ethics to writing.