Higher Education

Institutional Self-Renunciation Is Making Us Lonely

Human identity is inextricably tied to group affiliation. So what happens when all the groups we know and love become ‘problematic’?

N. Russell
N. Russell
5 min read

Why Did Harvard University Go After One of Its Best Black Professors?

Roland Fryer Jr.’s life is a movie script: A man abandoned by his mom and raised by an alcoholic dad became the youngest black professor to ever secure tenure at Harvard University. After ascending to the academic elite, Fryer didn’t resign himself to irrelevant technical puzzles; he put

Rob Montz
Rob Montz
9 min read

A Student Sleuth Found Evidence that Our University Practices Reverse Racism. Here’s Why I Advised Him Not to Publish It

At the American university where I teach, one of my assigned tasks is to advise undergraduates—mostly freshmen and sophomores. This essay describes a conversation I had in 2017 with one of those advisees. I will call him Daniel. Daniel was a sophomore at the time. He had been an

Keith David
Keith David
9 min read

As US Schools Prioritize Diversity Over Merit, China Is Becoming the World’s STEM Leader

Percy Deift, Svetlana Jitomirskaya, and Sergiu Klainerman

Higher Education Risks No Longer Being Worth It – Here’s How to Change Course

Christos A. Makridis
Christos A. Makridis
4 min read

COVID-19 Has Exposed Critical Weaknesses in Global Higher Education

Christos A. Makridis and Soula Parassidis

PODCAST 52: Yale Law School Professor Anthony Kronman on the Crisis in American Higher Education

Quillette
Quillette