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Why I Was Fired  

First I was anti-Semitic. Then I was uncivil. Then I was a bad teacher. Then I was too charismatic. Then I was too angry. Then …


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.

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After Criticism, a Controversial Effort to 'Recast' Admissions Pushes Back Its Start Date

The planned January launch had prompted worries from counselors that the project was moving too fast.

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Eastern Kentucky U. Cancels Classes and Moves Football Game After Threats

University officials said Wednesday that social-media posts increased the seriousness of the threat, first made in bathroom graffiti.

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MIT Unveils 'MicroMaster's,' Allowing Students to Get Half Their Degree From MOOCs

The pilot program, for the institution's master's in supply-chain management, introduces "a new academic credential for the digital age," the university says.


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.


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Go East, Evangelicals  

American 19th-century missionaries to the Middle East came home with a complicated view of Islam.


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A Critic’s Critic Quits His Day Job

A mild-mannered, anxiety-plagued supercritic turns the page.



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.