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The Chronicle Review

The Slow Death of the University

Bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians are to blame.

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Administration

The Rich Man's Dropout Club

In 2011 the billionaire Peter Thiel picked 24 teenagers to prove you don’t need a college degree to be a success. Here’s what happened.

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Faculty

The Day the Purpose of College Changed

On February 28, 1967, Gov. Ronald Reagan spoke of "certain intellectual luxuries that perhaps we could do without." Here's why liberal education has never recovered.

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Administration

How Liberty U. Became an Unexpected Model for the Future of Higher Ed

The Rev. Jerry Falwell’s experiment is getting harder to ignore.

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The Chronicle Review

Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe

How campus rules make students more vulnerable.

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Administration

Is Sweet Briar’s Closure a Warning Sign for Other Small Colleges?

Some of the college’s peers have made big changes to stay afloat. But Sweet Briar couldn’t escape declining interest.

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Faculty

A Professor, a Graduate Student, and 2 Careers Derailed

In Northwestern University’s philosophy department, a relationship gone bad illustrates some of the toughest problems facing higher education.

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The Chronicle Review

Is 'Design Thinking' the New Liberal Arts?

A Stanford institute could change the way we think about learning.

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The Chronicle Review

Teach or Perish

The professoriate needs to refocus on students or face extinction.

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Administration

With Survival at Stake, Small Colleges Reach for Lifelines

In the recession’s aftermath, the institutions are adapting to a new market.

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The Chronicle Review

A Plague of Hypersensitivity

What's brought about students' anxious need for intellectual and emotional coddling?

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The Chronicle Review

My Title IX Inquisition

What’s the good of having a freedom you’re afraid to use?

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Administration

How Sweet Briar's Board Decided to Close the College

Summoned to a meeting in Washington, D.C., the college’s board members looked at the numbers. And they realized there wasn’t a choice.