Nation Topics - Higher Education
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Marilee Jones excelled as admissions dean at MIT, until she was fired for falsifying her resume. But what good is a college degree, anyway?
As the student peace movement grows stronger and more sophisticated, can it ignite the silent antiwar majority on campus?
Is education widening the class divide?
Big-money athletics cannot help but sabotage what our colleges and universities are for: instruction and research.
College presidents are living in baronial splendor, some with salaries, benefits and perks of $1 million or more. And you wonder why the cost of tuition is so high?
Why go to a real college? Enroll in Donald Trump's virtual university
and you'll learn all you need to know for $29 or your money back!
Politics trumped academic integrity when a neocon network torpedoed
the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty
position at Yale.
The University of California has thrown its weight behind an
antisweatshop initiative on campus logowear, proof that conscientious
consumers can humanize the forces of global capitalism.
The new generation of academics and scholars is challenged to join, elevate and improve the national conversation, and persuade the public to come back to politics.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the ACLU are challenging a draconian Education Department rule that blocks student drug offenders from receiving federal aid.