Notorious UC-Davis Chancellor Charged School Big Money For Lavish Travel 

Hamilton Nolan · 08/04/16 09:10AM

Linda Katehi, the chancellor of UC-Davis, was placed on leave in April after an outcry over conflicts of interest, nepotism, and grossly unwise spending of the university’s money. It turns out she (and her husband) also enjoyed a great deal of international travel at the school’s expense.

Can Acronyms Save Masculinity? 

Hamilton Nolan · 06/29/16 09:10AM

“Men,” the less popular version of women, have shorter life spans, more violent tendencies, and less academic success. Are acronyms the solution to our national masculinity crisis?

"Academic Apartheid" in Higher Education

Hamilton Nolan · 06/08/16 03:30PM

Before you go into great debt to send your kid to college, you should hear from the low-paid, ill-treated workers who will actually be educating them: adjunct professors. They are sharing their stories with us. Their view is much different from the one you’ll find in the college brochure.

The Scarlet Letter of Academia

Hamilton Nolan · 05/31/16 11:30AM

America’s colleges and universities are out for the summer. For students, it’s a time to party. For the low-paid adjunct professors who make higher education function, it is a time to wonder whether they made a terrible mistake.

"Don't Stay in School, Kids" 

Hamilton Nolan · 05/23/16 01:20PM

American universities spend half a trillion dollars a year. Very little of that money goes to the people who do a huge part of the teaching: the adjunct professors, academia’s hidden underclass. They are telling us their stories. They’re not pretty.

University of Wisconsin Suspends SAE Chapter After Black Brother Choked, Verbally Abused

Jordan Sargent · 05/19/16 04:38PM

You might remember Sigma Alpha Epsilon from when the fraternity’s Oklahoma chapter was kicked off campus last year after several of its members were filmed singing a racist song. Although the chapter learned the song on a national leadership cruise, SAE’s directors insisted at the time that there was no endemic racism within their organization, which was founded in the 1800's by Confederate soldiers. News out of the University of Wisconsin’s flagship campus in Madison once again calls that assertion into question.

SVA Just Sent a Bunch of Grad School Acceptance Emails to People Who Didn't Even Apply

Andy Cush · 04/28/16 05:36PM

“Congratulations!” reads an email that the graduate admissions department at New York City’s School of Visual arts sent today. “I am pleased to inform you that you are among an elite group of applicants to earn graduate admission to the School of Visual Arts for the Summer 2016 semester.” But the recipients—some of them, anyway—hadn’t been accepted to the elite grad program. Many of them hadn’t even applied.

The Misery of Adjunct Professors Keeps Higher Education Booming

Hamilton Nolan · 04/21/16 11:30AM

Being an adjunct professor at a college may be the job with the single biggest discrepancy between the (high) education level required to hold it and the (astoundingly low) level of pay. How long until this system blows up?