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American Universities

Universities: Venerable and Valuable

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 03.09.2017 | Home
Glenn C. Altschuler

Elite research universities in the United States remain the envy of the world. In the five most recent global rankings, American institutions of higher education received 7-8 of the top 10 spots; 11-16 of the top 20; and 28-32 of the top 50.

Step Up to Our Teachable Moments

Marc Joseph | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
Marc Joseph

Every teacher I know is hard working and passionate about their job. They seem to have a higher calling than the average American.

Blogger Fired For Calling Black Studies 'Victimization Claptrap'

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices

The Chronicle of Higher Education dismissed one of its bloggers after outcry over a blog post she wrote questioning the legitimacy of black studies as...

A Pleasant Evening With Professors, But Real Questions Dodged

Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Danielle Wiener-Bronner

At a recent Columbia University talk on the future of higher education, pretension threatened to overcome reality.

"Failure Factories": U.S. Colleges Failing In Getting Students To Graduate | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At its top levels, the American system of higher education may be the best in the world. Yet in terms of its core mission -- turning teenagers into ed...