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Higher Education

Higher Education news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 30, 2007

    The Higher Education Scam

    Marilee Jones excelled as admissions dean at MIT, until she was fired for falsifying her resume. But what good is a college degree, anyway?

    Barbara Ehrenreich

  • March 21, 2007

    Antiwar Students Rising

    As the student peace movement grows stronger and more sophisticated, can it ignite the silent antiwar majority on campus?

    Sam Graham-Felsen

  • January 21, 2007

    Goodbye, Horatio Alger

    Is education widening the class divide?

    Jeff Madrick

  • January 18, 2007

    The High Cost of the Home Team

    Big-money athletics cannot help but sabotage what our colleges and universities are for: instruction and research.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • October 31, 2006

    College Presidents High on the Hog

    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?

    Nicholas von Hoffman


  • July 21, 2006

    Trump U.

    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!

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • June 16, 2006

    Burning Cole

    Politics trumped academic integrity when a neocon network torpedoed the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty position at Yale.

    Philip Weiss

  • June 1, 2006

    Campus Breakthrough on Sweatshop Labor

    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.

    Peter Dreier and Richard Appelbaum

  • May 30, 2006

    Leap into the Fray

    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.

    Victor Navasky

  • May 25, 2006

    Drug War Flunks Out

    Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the ACLU are challenging a draconian Education Department rule that blocks student drug offenders from receiving federal aid.

    Hasdai Westbrook