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Higher Education

Higher Education news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 14, 2006

    Student Debts, Stunted Lives

    As Congress jacks up the rates students and their parents are paying for college loans, the consequences are already being felt by young people whose ability to have a child or own a house is limited by debt.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • February 23, 2006

    Princeton Tilts Right

    Robert George, the conservative movement's favorite professor, exerts his influence.

    Max Blumenthal

  • February 23, 2006

    He’s Got a Little List

    The Nation is pleased that so many of its contributors are included on a right-wing list of the most dangerous academics in America.

    Richard Lingeman

  • February 23, 2006

    Leadership 101

    The lesson in Harvard president Lawrence Summers's sudden demise is that his brand of neoliberalism works better on blackboards than in the real world.

    the Editors

  • January 12, 2006

    Girls Against Boys?

    Women now outnumber men at colleges and universities, but higher education has not become the fluffy pink playpen of feminism that some conservatives envision.

    Katha Pollitt


  • December 21, 2005

    Bitter Winter at NYU

    Striking graduate teaching assistants and NYU administrators are hunkered down for a protracted fight, as President John Sexton has threatened strikers with loss of their teaching stipend and ability to teach. This could have a chilling effect on campus union organizing nationwide.

    Scott Sherman

  • October 25, 2005

    The Increasingly Private Public School

    The privatization of the nation's greatest, once-public colleges and universities is well under way. The loss of low-cost higher education is a quiet tragedy, one that will severely limit the potential of generations of future students.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • June 9, 2005

    Brooklyn Prof in Godless Shocker

    People who believe in academic freedom should denounce CUNY's treatment of an atheist professor.

    Katha Pollitt

  • June 2, 2005

    After the Boycott… What?

    The Israeli university boycott and its subsequent reversal could have been avoided.

    D.D. Guttenplan

  • May 19, 2005

    Israeli Boycott: A Mistake

    The British Association of University Teachers should overturn its boycott of Israeli academics.

    Jon Wiener