Recent charitable gifts by billionaires to college graduates in debt highlight the complications that come from individuals trying to solve collective action problems.
What does the right to free speech mean in higher education? What are the rights and duties of students and professors? What separates controversial views from hateful ones?
What do Elizabeth Warren's proposed policies regarding student debt relief say about responsibility and fairness?
Are large-scale employers like big companies or universities similar to authoritarian governments? The ongoing Denise Bennett/University of Idaho saga underscores the power asymmetries between employers and employees.
Just how reliable are student evaluations of teachers at the end of the semester? Often, they reveal biases.
While most legacy students are perfectly qualified, the practice itself seems to help one party disproportionately - the university itself.
A key tool to deal with a history of discriminatory practices has been affirmative action, preferential weighing of marginalized groups in order to reach some desired level of representation. The effectiveness of this tool and the grounds of justifying the preferential treatment come with difficult questions of equality and distributive justice.
Recent protests at DePauw have used women's restrooms to target the Board of Trustees' political giving, generating controversy about the substance and style of activism on campus.
A controversy at Canada's Wilfrid Laurier university raises questions about the nature of gender pronouns and free expression in the classroom.
The onset of algorithmic and quantitative approaches to the humanities has left many scholars grappling with the role of digital technologies in their work.