How to Teach the Super Bowl

At Syracuse University about 100 students will be watching Sunday’s game with an eye toward its societal, economic, and cultural implications.


What It's Like to Teach Islam 101 When Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Runs High  

Heated debates about terrorism and immigration are making many Muslims wary. The charged climate is a challenging backdrop for a course meant to introduce undergraduates to the religion.


From a Red House Off Campus, Georgetown Tries to Reinvent Itself  

The effort’s successes and failures hold lessons for other colleges interested in transformation from within.


Diversity Courses Are in High Demand. Can They Make a Difference?  

Campus activists are increasingly pushing their institutions to require classes that explore race, ethnicity, or cultural awareness. But giving those requirements teeth can be a challenge.


Elevator Pitch for a Women’s College: Revamp Curriculum, Attract Students  

With an emphasis on leadership and global awareness, Agnes Scott College has tried to reinvigorate the appeal of a liberal-arts institution for women.


How a 40-Year-Old Idea Became Higher Education’s Next Big Thing  

Hundreds of colleges are exploring the competency-based approach to learning in hopes that it can fix one of their most-pressing ailments.