Either College Kids Are Sexist OR Women Aren't Smart 

Hamilton Nolan · 03/04/16 10:30AM

A new study that examines millions of online reviews of college professors finds that either there are fewer brilliant women and black professors, or college kids are dumb. Will we ever know which is the case?

Hamilton Nolan · 01/21/16 03:49PM

The president of Oberlin College says he “will not respond directly” to a list of “unmalleable demands” from students—demands that include specific faculty members that the students insist be promoted, granted tenure, or fired. Damn. It would have been awesome if that shit had worked.

A Legitimate Way to Get Out of Your Student Loans

Hamilton Nolan · 01/20/16 09:18AM

There are millions of onetime college students in America who owe huge sums of money for student loans that bought them an education that turned out to have little market value. Now, there may be a ray of hope for their financial future.

The Mizzou Blueprint: How to Fight for Higher Education 

Douglas Williams · 11/24/15 12:00PM

The events of the last month at the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia have been a sight to behold. From the seeds of student activism led by Black students in an area once known colloquially as Little Dixie, flowers have bloomed on college campuses across the country.

Student Movements Carry on Tradition of Arguing With Themselves

Hamilton Nolan · 11/20/15 11:00AM

America is a nation founded on a legacy of white supremacy that persists to this day, causing great pain and inequality. Before we get around to solving that, though: let’s have a serious talk about who started the protest Facebook group.

A Good Christian School's Ruthless Anti-Union Campaign

Hamilton Nolan · 11/03/15 10:53AM

The good thing about class consciousness is that you begin to realize that no matter how long you went to school, your problems are fundamentally the same as all the other people whose bank account balance is as low as yours.

It's Not Charity If You Want Your Name on It

Hamilton Nolan · 10/27/15 10:42AM

Very rich people sometimes make very large donations to educational or cultural institutions. In return, they ask for their names to be plastered atop buildings. These donations have no moral worth.

Should Universities Be Policing Professors' Ethnicity Claims? 

Hamilton Nolan · 09/22/15 10:13AM

Academia is one of the few venues in America where claiming membership in a minority group can potentially further your career, rather than, you know, the opposite. Are colleges adequately policing their professors’ ancestry claims, like true detectives?

Your Boss and Your Money and Who's Your Friend

Hamilton Nolan · 09/11/15 10:35AM

You may love your job. You may love your boss. But if your boss has a problem with you getting the money you deserve, then the friendly boss is not your friend.