The 'tough guy' is a cultural archetype that political leaders have long adopted. But during crises, Americans tend to look for a different kind of hero.
As a student protest continues at Syracuse University, a scholar argues that student activism is a valuable part of the college experience.
Before you invest your money in going to a particular college, you should figure out if a school is financially healthy enough to keep its doors open, two veteran college administrators warn.
Small private colleges are closing left and right. A veteran university administrator explains the forces behind the trend.
Fear of a disease that seemed to turn people into beasts might have inspired belief in supernatural beings that live on in today's creepy Halloween costumes.
As the country grew, each census required greater effort than the last. That problem led to the invention of the punched card.
Protestant fundamentalism was officially born in the United States in 1919, fueling a culture war that continues today.
To understand the panic about mass shootings and whether mental illness plays a role, it is important to look to the past. A history of stigma and fear contributes to people blaming mental illness.
Efforts to get more Americans to earn a college degree steal attention from what makes up a college education, a historian of education argues.
A political scientist warns that a new lobbying initiative launched by Bill and Melinda Gates could harm US higher education.
More schools are deciding to scrap the tradition of naming a valedictorian – just as students from diverse backgrounds are becoming the first of their background to win the honor.
Recent blackface scandals that involve college yearbooks have overshadowed how yearbooks also chronicled important turning points in the history of US higher education, a historian argues.
Chemical pollution and hunting pushed Ospreys to the edge of extinction in the mid-20th century. Today, they have rebounded and can be spotted worldwide, often nesting on manmade structures.
It's 2019. And yet faxing is still often more secure, easier to use and better suited to existing work habits than computer-based messaging.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to get schools to adopt a "high-quality" curriculum. But the effort will constrain teachers and stifle creativity, an education scholar argues.
In order to regain public confidence, universities must take steps to show citizens that investments in higher education are well-spent, an education professor and university professor argue.
Many Americans view the Amish as living simply and in touch with the land, but their views about the environment are complicated and not always 'green.'
When nations resist compelling reasons to shift from one form of energy to another they can fall behind for an entire generation or more.
Although textbooks are often said to be on their way out, their usefulness in the transmission of knowledge suggest textbooks won't be obsolete anytime soon, the author of a book on textbooks argues.
Students with larger and stronger networks of faculty and peer mentors tend to find college more rewarding, a new Elon University poll shows.