From Texas Observer, universities criticized for over-emphasizing race, gender and class issues in history. A long way from February 1, 1960: Goodbye Black Studies. Neil Gross on the actual politics of professors. Anne Hendershott on the Orwellian world of Catholic higher education. A look at how Virginia’s Liberty University has transformed into an evangelical mega-university. Joseph E. Davis interviews Andrew Delbanco, author of College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be. Higher and higher ed: Will no one stop the rising cost of college? Kevin Carey on fixing financial aid: For 40 years, federal money has sustained higher education while enabling its worst tendencies. The myth of the meritocracy: Brilliant but poor kids are not even applying to top colleges. Reuben Fischer-Baum and Tom Scocca on the names that get you into Yale — or keep you out.