Higher Education

Summers of Our Discontent 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.

Feb 3, 2005 / Column / Katha Pollitt

Ward Churchill and the Mad Dogs of the Right 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.

Feb 3, 2005 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

Shrieking Violets Shrieking Violets

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

Jan 27, 2005 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

Cancer, Chemicals and History Cancer, Chemicals and History

Companies try to discredit the experts.

Jan 20, 2005 / Feature / Jon Wiener

New School, Old Tricks 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.

Mar 18, 2004 / Editorial / Eyal Press

Class Warfare Class Warfare

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

Dec 24, 2003 / Feature / David Bacon

No-Brainer No-Brainer

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

Oct 23, 2003 / Feature / David Kirp

You Protest, You Pay 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 a...

Oct 16, 2003 / Editorial / Jamie Pietras

Educating for Privilege 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 train...

Sep 25, 2003 / Editorial / Gene Nichol

Yale Workers Win 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 u...

Sep 22, 2003 / Feature / Kim Phillips-Fein