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Higher Education

Higher Education news and analysis from The Nation

  • October 26, 2007

    The Culture War Descends on Columbia

    David Horowitz's Islamofascism Awareness Week hits the already beleaguered campus.

    Esther Kaplan

  • October 25, 2007

    The New McCarthyism

    A network of right-wing activists on college and high school campuses are targeting Muslims, Arabs and other Mideast experts, indifferent to the truth or decency of their charges.

    Larry Cohler-Esses

  • October 10, 2007

    John Templeton’s Universe

    The right-wing philanthropist is pushing the phony science of positive psychology to numb Americans into smiley-faced acquiescence to the status quo.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • October 8, 2007

    Bonehead U

    Forget about raising money for actual teaching or research. Institutions of higher learning would rather troll for money for their sports teams.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 25, 2007

    Debating Ahmadinejad at Columbia

    Columbia University President Lee Bollinger's combative remarks tarnish an otherwise illuminating event.

    Jayati Vora


  • September 6, 2007

    Welcome to Fleece U

    Our mission is to take feckless teenagers like you and turn them into full-fledged debtors.

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • August 9, 2007

    Funding Higher Ed

    The Congressional overhaul of federal student aid is a good first step, but true reform of the system will require an effort on the scale of the GI Bill.

    Anya Kamenetz

  • July 14, 2007

    Harvard’s Humanitarian Hawks

    Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights doesn't officially favor the war in Iraq, so why is it helping Gen. David Petraeus devise a counter-insurgency doctrine?

    Tom Hayden

  • June 21, 2007

    Voices in Conflict

    When Wilton High School censored a student play about the Iraq war, the cast went to the Public.

    Emily Douglas

  • June 18, 2007

    Corrupt Colleges, Student Debt

    Corrupt college administrators have sold out students and buried them in a mountain of debt.

    Nicholas von Hoffman