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August 1, 2014
The career center can't do it all -- professors in liberal arts fields must also take responsibility for their students' job prospects, Patricia Okker argues.
July 31, 2014
Most policy discussions about whether higher ed is affordable, and for whom, exclude the people the question is about -- low-income families, Jacob Gross writes.

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November 21, 2006
"I wasn't anybody's superior."             --Amélie, in Fear and Trembling One way to characterize work in higher education: It has no bosses. The boss-ridden business world that strikes such glacial terror in the recent movie, The Devil Wears Prada or such giggly absurdity in the current television series, "The Office," is not our world. Miranda Priestly as a dean? No department chair (or provost) would tolerate her. Michael Scott as a department chair? The faculty would just watch him implode.
November 20, 2006
Michigan's abolition of affirmative action doesn't end colleges' responsibility to promote diversity; it only changes the tactics, writes Russell Olwell.
November 17, 2006
As colleges watch graduates pour into the teachers' corps, they should work to support the program and the participants, Daniel R. Porterfield writes.
November 16, 2006
Shari Wilson writes about students and their inability to predict their academic performance -- and why their instructors should worry.
November 15, 2006
Where's Thomas Pynchon? Scott McLemee finds traces....

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