For as long as inventors have had breakthrough ideas, they’ve been arguing over who gets the credit. A look at a few of history’s high-profile kerfuffles.
The American system of higher education, long the envy of the world—and a profound influence on this city’s landscape—is under siege. New books and reports raise questions about the staggering dropout rates, sky-high costs, and lack of evidence that anybody is actually learning anything on our university campuses. Suddenly, some very smart people are asking whether the temple of learning is anything more than a shady facade.