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A monthlong investigation finds plenty of fire to go with the smoke surrounding the university's incredibly vague conflict-of-interest policies.

Shrouded in secrecy, "intelligence officer training" conflicts with universities' commitment to openness and free inquiry.

Governor Schwarzenegger's proposed budget cuts would be an unmitigated disaster for California's public universities.

In a slipping economy, the debt burden for students is crippling. Obama's modest but elegant plan is a step in the right direction.

As the cost of college hits the stratosphere, students are organizing to bring it down to earth.

As university budgets dwindle, adjunct professors around the country are looking to unionize in a desperate effort to protect their jobs.

The credit crunch is hitting students hard, but is government aid going to shareholders and CEOs instead of the borrowers who need it most?

Three years after Hurricane Katrina, Tulane University thrives, due in part to its revamped commitment to community.

Some 200,000 college students won't qualify for loans in September, and millions more will pay higher interest rates. Can they count on Obama to help them out?

A Tennessee student denied a valid high school diploma fights back.

Blogs

In the death of a pauperized 83-year-old adjunct professor, a lesson on the long-term consequences of the making of an intellectual proletariat.

September 20, 2013

The first in our series of dispatches from the trenches of the intellectual proletariat.

September 6, 2013

As opportunities for becoming a college professor retreat, teaching college becomes the province of a proleterariat—and of a class of “gentleman scholars.”

August 21, 2013

States around the country are eager to adopt Oregon’s “Pay It Forward” tuition plan, but organizers warn that it may not be the best fit for every university system.

August 16, 2013

With its ever-expanding roster of campuses around the world, NYU is leading the way toward the corporatization of higher education. 

August 15, 2013

A bipartisan compromise nearly guarantees that rates will rise above current levels in a matter of years. 

July 22, 2013

In Mississippi, 54 percent of students have college loan debt and, on average, graduate with about $24,000 in student loans.

July 12, 2013

By insisting that interns register the internship with their college, publications conveniently skirt legal responsibility to provide monetary compensation.

June 28, 2013

While lawmakers have dropped the ball on passing a student loan fix, there are a few basic ways government can still help student borrowers. 

June 28, 2013

At the top liberal colleges and universities, commencement speakers are usually liberals. So what?

June 14, 2013