From IHE, Zack Budryk interviews Reynaldo Reyes, author of Learning the Possible: Mexican American Students Moving from the Margins of Life to New Ways of Being. Yi Yang interviews Scott Korb, author of Light Without Fire: The Making of America’s First Muslim College (and more on Zaytuna College). Unsexing the hallowed halls of academia: Why are academics in movies invariably men — is there something masculine about scholarship or good writing, and will we ever manage to degender rationality itself? We are diluting the value of the baccalaureate degree by only introducing our students to a small part of the world in which they live. Peter Augustine Lawler on the big divide showing up between conservative and libertarian criticisms of higher education. Felix Salmon on the tragedy of US higher education (and more). Dylan Matthews on how colleges are wooing the rich and sticking the poor with the bill. Laptop U: Has the future of college moved online?