Leon Botstein (Bard): Resisting Complacency, Fear, and the Philistine: The University and Its Challenges. From Notre Dame Magazine, a special issue: Is college worth it? Male academics rarely suffer more than a bit of rudeness, but women have it far worse, according to Luke Brunning. William G. Bowen on the potential of online learning. Why open access makes no sense: There can be no such thing as free access to academic research, says Robin Osborne — research is a process that universities teach and charge for. Nora Caplan-Bricker on why black colleges might sue the Obama Administration. Thomas Frey on how, by 2030, over 50% of colleges will collapse. You only hate grad school because you think you’re supposed to: They tell you it’s supposed to be bleak, so it is — but what if you enrolled without any expectations? Are college and university presses better off than they were four (or six) years ago? The MOOC that roared: How Georgia Tech’s new, super-cheap online master’s degree could radically change American higher education. Five minutes with Patrick Dunleavy and Chris Gilson: “Blogging is quite simply, one of the most important things that an academic should be doing right now” (and more). The pink collar workforce of academia: Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay — and winning. How do we feel about higher education? Look to the movies. Luke McKinney on 6 important things nobody tells you about grad school. Tara Brabazon on 10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you.