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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
Sharing our process, asking for feedback.

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May 3, 2006
John Kenneth Galbraith was one of America's most famous economists. Scott McLemee takes a look at another side of his work.
May 2, 2006
A student's innovative explanation for missing class prompts Rob Franciosi to ponder technolust and computer fatigue.
May 1, 2006
In response to the scandal surrounding the men's lacrosse team, Duke president Richard Brodhead has initiated a "conversation on campus culture." The first installment provided little insight. To Mark Anthony Neal, a professor of African and African-American Studies, recent events showed that "we need an innovative and brave curriculum that will allow our students to engage one
April 28, 2006
At my university, I chair a faculty committee charged with reviewing and revising our general education curriculum. Over the past two and a half years, we have examined programs at similar colleges and studied best practices nationwide. In response, we have begun to propose a new curriculum that responds to some of the weaknesses in our current program (few shared courses and little curricular oversight), and adds what we believe will be some new strengths (first-year seminars and a junior-level multidisciplinary seminar).
April 27, 2006
Terry Caesar considers one of the trends in higher ed -- and what it says about the state of teaching.

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