Students Give Male Instructors Better Evaluations, Says Science

New research suggests that when it comes to evaluating a teacher's skills, college students are naturally biased against women instructors. » 12/09/14 6:10pm 12/09/14 6:10pm

Florida For-Profit College Allegedly Recruited Students with Strippers

Though it reads sort of like B-roll from that SNL sketch where Fred Armisen is like "YOU GOTTA LEARN COMPUTER," this is actually a 15-second promo spot for the now-defunct FastTrain chain of for-profit colleges, which at its peak operated seven campuses across Florida by way of—according to federal and state… » 12/04/14 11:30am 12/04/14 11:30am

My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK

The fourth time a Poughkeepsie police officer told me that my Vassar College Faculty ID could make everything OK was three years ago. I was driving down Wilbur Avenue. When the white police officer, whose head was way too small for his neck, asked if my truck was stolen, I laughed, said no, and shamefully showed him… » 11/30/14 2:30pm 11/30/14 2:30pm

Stanford Student Compares Rape to Not Locking Up a Bike

It's back-to-school season across America and college students are being reminded, once again, that going to a frat party doesn't mean you get to rape people. » 8/21/14 4:15pm 8/21/14 4:15pm

Vanderbilt Faces $20 Million Lawsuit for Mishandling Sexual Harassment

Because it is another day in America, an esteemed institution of higher learning faces a federal lawsuit for handling sexual harassment abysmally. In this particular case, a former Vanderbilt graduate student alleges that she was sexually harassed by a supervisor and roundly ignored and discriminated against by… » 7/17/14 2:30pm 7/17/14 2:30pm

Female Professor Loses Job Offer When She Tries to Negotiate

Women, lean in! Women, negotiate! Women, step up to the plate! Women ask for what you want! The worst they could say is "no"! Great advice, except for when it's the worst advice; for one female academic, the worst they could — and did — say was "actually, never mind. We don't want to hire you now that we know what you… » 3/13/14 12:30pm 3/13/14 12:30pm

Professor Is Super Sorry for Offensive Rape-Suicide Assignment

A Canadian professor who, as part of an assignment, asked students to come up with a program that could predict if rape survivors would kill themselves after being bullied online, has said he's sorry. Super, duper sorry. » 2/04/14 7:50pm 2/04/14 7:50pm

Groundbreaking Reality Show to Focus on Women Who Went to Grad School…

Have you ever found yourself lamenting the fact that reality TV is out of ideas (How many shows about aggressive antiquing and food wars do we need?!)? Have you ever wished that someone would make your favorite genre exciting again by taking a Wayback Machine to the 1950's and poking around for outdated social… » 10/19/12 3:10pm 10/19/12 3:10pm

Advice From the Real Olivia Pope

On the ABC show Scandal, Olivia Pope is a fixer, specializing in crisis management. Her clients have delicate, urgent, serious problems; she solves them. As you may know, Olivia Pope is based on America's number one crisis management expert, Judy Smith. One lucky reader was chosen to be counseled by Ms. Smith; her… » 5/15/12 5:30pm 5/15/12 5:30pm

Trustees of All-Male College Want to Keep Tradition of No Girls Allowed

For 95 years, Deep Springs College, perhaps the most exclusive institute of higher education in the country — only around 26 undergraduates attend the two-year school, and most go on to Ivy League universities afterwards — has only accepted men into its rigorous program which includes not only a liberal arts… » 5/10/12 11:00am 5/10/12 11:00am

Women's College To Go Coed, Keep Offering Single-Sex Courses

Currently all-female Peace College has decided to admit men, but they're going about it in an unusual way — they'll be keeping some classes gender-segregated, ostensibly to accommodate male and female "learning styles." » 7/25/11 6:40pm 7/25/11 6:40pm

Your Bachelor's Degree No Longer Special

Recent college graduates are finding that the jobs a bachelor's degree once promised have evaporated, meaning newly-minted BA's are faced with the choice of going back to school or back to their parents' couch. In larger numbers, recipients of bachelor's degrees are choosing the former option. » 7/24/11 2:32pm 7/24/11 2:32pm

The Storied Past Of Northwestern's Sex Professor

Northwestern prof J. Michael Bailey drew fire this week for treating students to a live demonstration of a "fucksaw." But that little how-to wasn't Bailey's first brush with infamy. » 3/04/11 5:48pm 3/04/11 5:48pm

Iran Denounces Scholarship For Iranian Students

Iran's regime has sent a letter to Oxford University denouncing a philosophy scholarship that was created in the name of Neda Soltan. They claim Neda's death was orchestrated by the opposition, and the scholarship "undermines [Oxford's] credibility." [Times] » 11/11/09 9:20am 11/11/09 9:20am

Harvard Senior Accused Of Involvement In Murder Accuses School Of Racism

Chanequa Campbell, 21, is a Harvard student and sociology major who has won scholarships through Goldman Sachs, Coca Cola and The New York Times. She planned to graduate June 4th, but because of her alleged involvement in the murder of a local drug dealer, Campbell has been ordered off campus. » 5/27/09 9:30am 5/27/09 9:30am

College Course On "Language Of Ladies" Is Safe Space For Tragically…

Thanks to the reader who tipped us off about the recent controversy over at Vassar College about a Men's Health-esque course titled "The Language of Ladies." » 4/14/09 12:00pm 4/14/09 12:00pm

University Students Want Gossip Site Banned; Site Founder Sez "Get A…

Matt Ivester, the creator of the gossip website, spoke at Georgetown University on Tuesday night. The independent student paper GW Hatchet » 10/30/08 3:40pm 10/30/08 3:40pm the auditorium, filled with students, as "tense." Ivester answered student questions for the first time; the student government would like the site banned from the…

News from my alma mater! They're naming a building after the late gossip columnist Claudia Cohen, who a dropout has no business mocking for majoring in Communications. Anyway some students are pissed. "I, as an academic, am accustomed to seeing buildings with names like Newton, Copernicus, Darwin," says a chemistry… » 7/07/08 2:45pm 7/07/08 2:45pm

Middle East Recruitment Gives New Meaning To "College Girls"

A story in today's International Herald Tribune discusses the fate of women's colleges in this country. Specifically: Bryn Mawr, Barnard, Mount Holyoke, Wellesley and Smith. "In the 1960s," writes Tamar Lewin, "there were some 300 women's colleges in the United States; now there are fewer than 60." Sure, these schools… » 6/03/08 3:00pm 6/03/08 3:00pm