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The Sorry State of the Student Loan Industry

Yesterday, The Chronicle of Higher Education ran a story about the sorry state of the student loan industry. Throughout the article, we are told that the demise of the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program last year has led student...Show More Summary

The Chronicle of Higher Education Falls Down on the Job

As many Higher Ed Watch readers know, I worked at The Chronicle of Higher Education for 15 years before joining New America. For that reason, I find it difficult to criticize the Chronicle and my former colleagues who work there. However,...Show More Summary

Rank Delusions

That’s the title of a piece I had in the Chronicle of Higher Education in February. CHE is paywalled, but they kindly agree to let me republish here, after a suitable interval. The article (or at least a near final version) is over the fold. Rank Delusions Every year, U.S. News & World Report, Times […]

Ivy League Stiffs Its Female Profs

A new database of faculty salaries from the Chronicle of Higher Education exposes the American academy at a crisis point—both in labor practices and gender inequality. Why women are taking the fall.

Ohio State's New Logo: Everything Is for Sale!

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: Welcome to Ohio State, Where It Is All For Sale, by Steven Conn (Department of History, Ohio State): I'm excited to announce that my university has changed its motto. Out with the old and in with: “Omnia Venduntur!” Our old motto, “Disciplina In Civitatem,” or...

Does Professor Who Is Denied Tenure Have The Right To See Student Evaluations Of Her And Her Colleagues?

Chronicle of Higher Education, Court Battle Over Tenure Denial Centers on Privacy of Student Evaluations: Should the confidentiality shrouding students’ evaluations of college instructors always be protected, even if it might conceal violations of the law? A California state court was expected to take up that question last week in...

Quit Picking on Old Professors

This week, academia is in a frenzy—well, an erudite tizzy—over an op-ed in the Chronicle of Higher Education by recently retired art professor Laurie Fendrich. In the piece, Fendrich, who’s 66, lauds her own decision to leave her...Show More Summary

The Campus Alcohol Problem That Nobody Talks About

This week the Chronicle of Higher Education is running a series of long-form investigations about drinking culture on American campuses. I’m as concerned about the overdoses, assaults, and general idiocy of liquored-up undergrads as...Show More Summary

High Hurdle to College for Ex-Offenders

Ronald Day, who spent 15 years in state prison, was recently appointed Associate Vice President of the Fortune Society. (Mark Abramson/The Chronicle of Higher Education) By Robert Lewis: Reporter, WNYC News After years in and out ofShow More Summary

High Hurdle to College for Ex-Offenders

Ronald Day, who spent 15 years in state prison, was recently appointed Associate Vice President of the Fortune Society. (Mark Abramson/The Chronicle of Higher Education) By Robert Lewis: Reporter, WNYC News After years in and out ofShow More Summary

An Online Kingdom: How Liberty U. Became a Model for the Future of Higher Education With Pervasive Christian Faith and Marketing, No Faculty Tenure

Chronicle of Higher Education, An Online Kingdom Come: How Liberty U. Became an Unexpected Model for the Future of Higher Education: Maybe Jerry Falwell was right. The late evangelist always figured that most people would dismiss anything that started in this little city, where he founded Liberty University.... More...

AALS President & GW Dean Blake Morant: 'There's never Been a Better Time to Consider Getting a Legal Education'

Chronicle of Education Video, On Leadership: What the State of Law Schools Can Teach the Rest of Higher Ed: Declining student demand and a weak job market have turned up the pressure on law schools. Blake D. Morant, dean of the George Washington University Law School and president of the...

Understanding the New Higher-Ed Landscape: Chronicle Sessions at SXSWedu

There are big challenges facing higher education these days, and plenty of talk about new models and approaches. At this year’s South by Southwest education conference in Austin, The Chronicle is organizing a morning of sessions sharing...Show More Summary

Most Public Intellectuals Today Aren't Literati: Is That a Problem?

I finally got around to reading the very long, very thin screed, “What’s Wrong with Public Intellectuals?” by Mark Greif, printed in last Friday's Chronicle of Higher Education. Greif longs for the golden age when elegant writing and clever thinking emanated from the pages of the Partisan Review. Show More Summary

Mellen's lawsuit against Dale Askey has been dropped!

As reported by Dale on Twitter, and fleshed out a bit by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the SLAPP lawsuit by Edwin Mellen Press against Dale Askey has been dropped! Awesome news! number of lawsuits in my life: 0. yes,...

College Endowment Rankings

Chronicle of Higher Education, College Endowments See Another Year of Growth: The improving economy contributed to a second strong year in a row for colleges’ endowment returns, according to an annual study released on Thursday. Colleges’ endowments returned an average of 15.5 percent in the 2014 fiscal year, up from...

NCAA is reportedly investigating 20 universities for academic fraud

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The NCAA is investigating 20 colleges and universities over allegations of academic fraud, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. The names of the schools were not named, but reportedly include 18 Division I universities, one Division II school and one Division III college. The Chronicle of Higher Education has more: The cases are at various […]

The often-repeated claim that 1,800 college students die from ‘alcohol-related causes’

“More than 1,800 students die every year of alcohol-related causes.” — article from the Chronicle of Higher Education that appeared in the New York Times under the headline “Why Colleges Haven’t Stopped Binge Drinking,” Dec. 15, 2014 “Legislators did not hear about the 1,800 college students who died from alcohol poisoning in the United States over the […]

Highest-Earning Presidents of Illinois Universities

University presidents have big jobs, and many of them have big salaries to match. The Chronicle of Higher Education surveyed hundreds of the nation's public universities and compiled compensation data on chief executives at 227 state-run...Show More Summary

A New Modesty

Recommended reading: The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the new modesty of literary criticism and the complicated relationship between texts, critics, and politics. For more on the balance between art and politics, look no further than Jonathan Clarke‘s Millions essay, “Alive with Disagreement and Dissent.”

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