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April 16, 2014
A new book describes the history of resistance to the income tax. Scott McLemee celebrates April 16 with a look.
April 15, 2014
Higher ed leaders need to stop the "sky is falling" rhetoric about a football players' union, writes Daniel J. Julius. The athletes follow a long line of academic employees who turn to collective bargaining when real economic and non-economic needs are ignored.

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April 17, 2006
When he ended up teaching anthropology in Hawaii, Alex Golub writes that traditional assumptions about ethnicity -- and how to talk about it in the classroom -- just didn’t work any more.
April 14, 2006
At its best, accreditation can work wonders, writes John D. Wiley, but too often it doesn't serve students or taxpayers.
April 13, 2006
At the small liberal arts college where I teach, we have recently undertaken a wholesale revision of our core liberal arts curriculum. This is the set of requirements -- some specific courses, some chosen from a range of options -- that all students at the college must take before graduation. For professors in the natural sciences, this revision has required a good deal of thought about the content and nature of science courses offered to a non-major audience.
April 12, 2006
People are bringing cell phones into libraries and academic conferences. Scott McLemee wants to take them out.
April 11, 2006
An  annual assignment from a dean leaves one professor thinking about how colleges really view the minority faculty members they say they value so highly.

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