The Origins of American Law Schools

When did law schools become a fixture in the training of elite Americans?

What’s the Value of Single-Sex Schools?

Research on the effectiveness of single-sex schools has been mixed.

Rights and Freedom on Campus

There have been a range of debates happening over student rights and freedom.
Education and Leisure

The Rise and Fall of “Education for Leisure”

Where did the notion of teaching people how to spend their free time come from, and why did it disappear?

Making College Work for Student-Athletes

What factors might help student-athletes at Division I schools get the most from their years at school?

Animal History: An Emerging Scholarly Trend

A survey of emerging fields in animal history and animal studies.

The Surprisingly Long History of School Lunch as Teaching Tool

Research behind the history of school lunch.

YIVO Vilna Project Will Digitize Jewish History

It's an exciting time for Yiddish scholarship. The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has announced the start of its YIVO Vilna Project, a $5.25 million, 15-year endeavor to unite, at last, a collection of treasured documents that has been separated by an ocean for half a century .
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Scholarly Advice for Potential New Undergrads

Some counterintuitive advice for students.

Undocumented at College

The effects of allowing undocumented students to receive in-state tuition rates at their state colleges and universities.