Inside Higher Ed

Faculty Job Interviews Gone Bad

What’s your terrible/surprising academic job interview memory?


Seeing Your Work Reflected Back at You

I didn't realize how powerful this could be until I experienced it for myself.


Noses Against Windows

Reflections on “A Christmas Story.”


Newbury College, Brookline, and 30 Years of Wealth Concentration

Reflections from a Brookline, MA native.


Lab Life Lessons

Setting goals and staying motivated while also spending a lot of time in the lab.


Expectations vs. Reality

Taking a moment to look back on his first term in graduate school, Andrew reflects on his goals—those where reality met his expectations and those where his expectations fell short of reality.


An Alt-Ac's Take on 'How to Leave' the Big City

Rejecting the superstar city in favor of the college town.


Gender Parity in Ethiopia: Realities and Hopes

Some progress has been made with regard to the number of women faculty, but the higher education sector still remains one of the areas where significant gender disparity exists.


When Colleges Die

The past few weeks have brought a rash of announcements of colleges either dying or coming to the brink of death, but I’ve been struck by the different ways that different deaths have been covered.