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Higher Education

Higher Education news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 3, 2005

    Ward Churchill and the Mad Dogs of the Right

    When it comes to left and right, meaning the contrapuntal voices of sanity and dementia, we're meant to keep two sets of books.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • January 27, 2005

    Shrieking Violets

    There I was, in the basement of the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta, enjoying a private tour of the place.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • January 20, 2005

    Cancer, Chemicals and History

    Companies try to discredit the experts.

    Jon Wiener

  • March 18, 2004

    New School, Old Tricks

    The New School University is one of Manhattan's most storied progressive institutions. But don't tell that to the people who work there.

    Eyal Press

  • December 24, 2003

    Class Warfare

    Labor studies programs are under attack by a well-financed right-wing campaign.

    David Bacon


  • October 23, 2003


    Devising a fair federal policy for higher education would not be hard.

    David L. Kirp

  • October 16, 2003

    You Protest, You Pay

    It started with Congress, which in 1998 voted to deny federal financial aid to students with minor drug convictions like marijuana possession. Now the use of financial aid as an incentive to cu

    Jamie Pietras

  • September 25, 2003

    Educating for Privilege

    As a law school dean, I was much taken with a statement from Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's landmark opinion in the University of Michigan case: "Law schools represent the training ground for a

    Gene Nichol

  • September 22, 2003

    Yale Workers Win

    Late last week, Yale clerical and maintenance workers who had been striking for three weeks won a contract that will transform the standard of living of clerical workers at the university, as wel

    Kim Phillips-Fein

  • August 14, 2003

    The American Prosperity Myth

    The economy's vital signs spell trouble.

    Will Hutton