Travesty for Michigan State.... Identity politics takes some hits.... Who is Jordan Peterson?... The case against education.... Loan defaults on the rise.... Online education on a roll.... An endowment tax.... and more....

New Derek Bok book.... Betting on ‘excellence with diversity’.... Not-so-free free speech.... MicroMasters and Microcolleges.... Former male former spy at Harvard....  DeVos breaks more Title IX china.... The future of higher ed—in Wisconsin.... Cornell 0utpost in the Big Apple.... Troubling trends with student debt... GOP tax plan lands with a splat...  and more...

Betsy wins by a Pence The new civicsReshaping education with e pluribus unumLiberal arts: the new utilitarianism…  Cracking down on “boys-will-be-boys” talkMillion-dollar presidents and other migraines for trustees“Keep the Damned Women Out”: a history…  And more…

 

Vol. I,  No. 1 winter 2016

 

Catholics to the barricades.... Harvard going soft on admissions.... Yale still fretting over Halloween costumes.... Football not all it’s cracked up to be....  Who’s to blame for rising costs... The “College Premium” – explained... Using Title IX to fight sex assault....  and more.

 

BETA Vol. I,  No. 3 NOVEMBER 2015

 

Misery at  Mizzou—and at Yale, Princeton & Harvard.... An  Oregon massacre.... Religious violence and meaning....  The big lie of social science research.... Diversity challenges... More student debt.... Culture wars are back.... a Yik Yak murder,  a memo to Jimmy Carter,  and more.

 

 

 

 T O P  S T O R I E S....

BETA Vol. I, No. 2 — JUNE 2015

 

A bittersweet end for Sweet Briar... David Brooks on moral character.... Academics who make things up.... The end (sigh) to a bad year at UVA.... Elite schools on the hot seat.... Football follies.... Student debt.... Free speech.... Tenure.... and much more....

 

Charlottesville murder... Double, double toil and trouble...  Title IX takedown...  No more volleyball... Google and “academic victimology”... Harvard and affirmative inaction... Why Republicans hate college..... Tim Cook (Apple) tells MIT grads that technology “doesn’t want to do great things”... and more...

Fear and loathing at Middlebury... The political correctness bacterium... Trump’s budget... A Title IX witch hunt...  The high cost of free tuition... Tenure on the ropes... Fiscal challengesFAFSA fails… And more…