For a video class, this freshman was asked to depict a "transformation." She chose how tough it can be to find your "group" in college.
The internet abounds in cheerful content, and last fall one of its most cheerful stories started like this: In a press release, the University of New Hampshire announced that an elderly librarian had died—and left the school a shocking donation of $4 million.
In its first century the American higher-education system was a messy, disorganised joke. How did it rise to world dominance?
In order to tempt nuclear scientists from countries such as Iran or North Korea to defect, US spy agencies routinely send agents to academic conferences — or even host their own fake ones.
Over the last five years, debates over language — the words we use to describe identity and politics, who can use those words, what should be a fireable offense — have dominated college campuses and the ever-accelerated social conversation.
Untrained adjuncts are being asked to do more and more emotional labor for students.
Schools touted by Betsy DeVos aggressively recruit at-risk students, offer barebones courses, and boost revenue by inflating enrollment.
The mistakes in a contested Times review of "Blurred Lines" are tangled up in disputes that don’t have obvious answers.
Where affirmative action was about compensatory justice, diversity is meant to be a shared benefit. But does the rationale carry weight?
Rarely do students get asked what they expect out of school. What does the promise of education mean to public-school students?
Tiffany Wright's family was devastated by violence and drug addiction. Yet she still earned a chance to work for Justice Sonia Sotomayor and change her life.
As free speech debates reverberate from the quad to the White House, Princeton anthropologist Carolyn Rouse is on the side of the college students who want to keep out provocative speakers.
Tara Wanda Merrigan recalls navigating between the very different realms of Harvard and home.
A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.
Why girls in the Middle East do better than boys in school by a greater margin than almost anywhere else in the world.
Liz Waite and Kersheral Jessup couldn’t afford a higher education, let alone rent. But they worked and scrounged and slept on couches to put themselves through school. Will their degrees be worth it?
I'm a first-generation student from a low-income family. Here's what my first year costs and how I'm paying for it.
After two people connected with the CIA cut ties with Harvard in protest, the school cancelled Manning's fellowship.
New Washington Post-UMass Lowell data shows sharp racial divide on issue.
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