History

A Vision for History at Community Colleges

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Professors in Seattle find success in teaching information literacy and basic research skills -- as a means to engage students in a discipline many of them are disinclined to like.

Newly Tenured ... at Bowdoin, Hartwick, UMass

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The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges:

Bowdoin College

  • Charles Dorn, education
  • David M. Gordon, history
  • Aaron W. Kitch, English
  • Elizabeth A. Pritchard, religion
  • Vineet A. Shende, music
  • Laura I. Toma, computer science

Hartwick College

  • Kristin Roti Jones, economics
  • Tina Sullivan, nursing
  • Mark Wolff, French

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Humanities' Constituencies

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WASHINGTON -- C.P. Snow’s depiction of a “gulf of mutual incomprehension” separating scientists from humanists may date to 1959, but it’s still relevant – and cited -- in discussions of the humanities in 2009. Panelists speaking Monday on “The Public Good: The Humanities in a Civil Society” cited Snow in describing a need to better bridge that gulf -- with the consequences of failing to do so exacting a real and human price, argued Patty Stonesifer, chair of the Board of Regents for the Smithsonian Institution and senior adviser to the trustees of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Grade Inflation Seen Rising

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New national study finds students receiving better and better report cards. Community colleges alone appear to be holding the line.

Digital Archives That Disappear

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Google purchased "Paper of Record," a Web site popular with historians and other scholars. Now the site is gone, and although it may be about to return, researchers are furious.

Going After a Scholar's Critic

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Guenter Lewy, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is a scholar whose work has been praised by Turkey’s government.

'Becoming Historians'

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How do historians become historians? That's the question answered in the essays of Becoming Historians, just published by the University of Chicago Press. Among those contributing -- senior scholars in the field today -- are Joan Wallach Scott, Linda Gordon, David A. Hollinger and the two co-editors of the volume, James M. Banner Jr. and John R. Gillis. Banner, co-founder of the National History Center and historian-in-residence at American University; and Gillis, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, responded to questions about the book.

A College for History Only

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Founder of non-traditional law school is creating undergraduate institution, hoping to apply similar ideas to keep costs unusually low for private higher education.

Higher Ed and the Third Reich

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As Hitler rose to power, colleges in the U.S. responded with a mixture of indifference, complicity and collaboration, a new book argues.

'A New Deal for Veterans'

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