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Contextualizing Trends in College Pricing

The College Board’s annual Trends in College Pricing and Trends in Student Aid reports are out, and—at least on the surface—they seem to bring some good news this year. While ...

Killing the Liberal Arts

Last weekend, FIRE’s Harvey Silverglate penned a must-read article in the Wall Street Journal. In it, he tells the story of an event at Smith College gone ironically awry. In the modern academy, even progressive, feminist, ...

Disinvitation Season Now a Year-Round Affair

The term “disinvitation season” just doesn’t mean much anymore. It implies that there is a specific time of year when disinvitations peak. But we are quickly learning that every season is ...

“Less a Murder than a Suicide”

Abraham Lincoln once said that the demise of “a nation of freemen” like ours would come not from some external threat, but “by suicide.” It seems that what the Great ...

Lawmakers Need a Lesson on Due Process

Sadly, it often appears as if the war against due process on campus has many friends. While the bipartisan group of senators sponsoring the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, meant ...

Pinker Gets It Right on Standardized Testing

If you haven’t been following the discussion about William Deresiewicz’s missive against the Ivy League, then you may have missed Steven Pinker’s response in the New Republic. Despite having harsh words ...