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BY VIRGINIA GALT | December 05 2012

“We are family,” sang Sister Sledge back in 1979, but today what form that family takes is undergoing tremendous change, with important implications for society.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | December 05 2012

The 2011 census information about families, released this past fall, delivered a wealth of new data.

BY DANIEL MCCABE | December 05 2012

Today’s research environment pushes for the quick fix, but successful science needs time to think.

BY TEMA FRANK | November 07 2012

Nothing beats a sabbatical away from home, but nowadays there are other ways to recharge your scholarship.

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | November 07 2012

Whether you see them as a catalyst for change or mostly as hype, MOOCs are fundamentally different from other forays into open online learning.

BY ALBERT BRAZ | November 01 2012

A literary scholar looks back, and ahead, to diagnose the problems facing his field.

BY MOIRA FARR | October 10 2012

At universities across the country, scientists are happily leaving the isolation of their old labs and offices to discover the “intellectual collisions” in new collaborative spaces.

BY DIANE PETERS | October 10 2012

As a new law professor, she could have made life easier for herself when confronted with sexism at the university. But then, she wouldn’t be Constance Backhouse.

BY ADAM CHAPNICK | October 10 2012

Are we headed up a creek without a paddle?

BY TIM JOHNSON | September 10 2012

Academics need the media to help publicize their work, but when important findings are distorted it can lead to decades of distrust.

BY DANIEL DROLET | September 10 2012

Watching porn on a laptop during class, taking a cellphone call in the middle of a lecture, repeatedly interrupting with comments and jokes – there are many ways for students to disrupt a class.

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | September 10 2012

The scholarly e-book revolution is coming, but there’ll be a few bumps on the road before we get there.

BY JANNA ROSALES | August 07 2012

A university teacher argues for “contemplative practices” in university teaching to help students become more reflective and engaged as citizens.

BY TIM JOHNSON | August 07 2012

How Michael Ungar is applying his research to alleviate adversity and provide alternatives to drugs and crime in one of Asia’s toughest slums.

BY DIANE PETERS | August 07 2012

As the small field of leisure studies grows, it struggles for recognition by the academy.

BY JAMES M. SKIDMORE | June 27 2012

This year’s Mr. Congress sees the annual event quite differently now.


Romantic partners who are employed at universities in different cities confront many challenges in making their relationships work.


Janie Redfern had taken a header from her attic window onto the flagstone path below.

BY EDWARD DUTTON | May 02 2012

The origins of the widely used term began in the backwoods of B.C.


A professor analyzes the comments from students taking her course on Indigenous peoples and the environment.