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July 30, 2014
A new book argues that public intellectuals possess not just knowledge and opinions but something academics lack: style. Scott McLemee considers the rhetoric.
July 29, 2014
Professors must have real input in key campus decisions, including more access at senior administrative levels, but full votes of the faculty are not the most effective way to do so, writes Brian Rosenberg.

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July 30, 2014 - 1:57pm
My search for MOOCs on Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Gaza came up with...nothing. Zip. Why?
July 29, 2014 - 9:14pm
It's not so much whether tenure is good for academic librarians but what conditions lead to our best work. 
July 29, 2014 - 9:00pm
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March 29, 2006
A new book by Garry Wills asks what Jesus meant. Scott McLemee stays for an answer.
March 28, 2006
Debate over a new financial aid grant program reveals how irrationally Washington makes decisions about higher education, Neal McCluskey argues.
March 27, 2006
Colleges and universities have come under relentless pressure from lawmakers and the public about retention and graduation issues, and demands for accountability based on graduation rates have increased across the country. Higher education even faces the possibility of standardized achievement testing, which has made life at the K-12 level miserable for teachers without necessarily improving student learning.
March 24, 2006
Shari Wilson considers why professors create so many barriers to interacting with others -- and the personal costs of such divides.
March 23, 2006
The latest exhibit in an increasingly frustrating pattern of eroding public trust is that of the College Board's misrepresentation of 4,000 students' SAT scores. The fact that the mistake occurred, while significant and unfortunate, is not really at the heart of the public's concern. As the College Board stated in its initial press release, the students affected by this error represent only eight-tenths of one percent of the more than 400,000 students who took the test in October.

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