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Higher Education

Higher Education news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 17, 2005

    Free-Speech Fights

    Rummaging through Yale University's library shelves in early 2001 to prepare a talk on news media and genocide, I came across a study of nineteenth-century Colorado newspapers by Ward Churchill.

    Bruce Shapiro

  • February 10, 2005

    Power and the Word

    A few weeks ago, if you recall, Britain's Prince Harry was having himself a high old time at a Colonials and Natives party to which he came costumed as a Nazi officer.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • February 3, 2005

    Summers of Our Discontent

    As the saying goes, behind every successful woman is a man who is surprised. Harvard president Larry Summers apparently is that man.

    Katha Pollitt

  • 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