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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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March 1, 2006
Two images of William Jennings Bryan have settled into the public memory, neither of them flattering. One is the fundamentalist mountebank familiar to viewers of Inherit the Wind, with its fictionalized rendering of the Scopes trial. In it, the character based on Bryan proclaims himself “more interested in the Rock of Ages than the age of rocks.” He is, in short, a crowd-pleasing creationist numbskull, and nothing more.
February 28, 2006
Deirdre Henderson offers a parent's view on fixing what she says is a broken process.
February 27, 2006
One indisputable fact about my new book The Professors is that it has upset a lot of people. Indeed a veritable army of detractors has formed to attack it. Thus it has been denounced by a coalition of left-wing organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Association of University Professors, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, People for the American Way and George Soros’ children’s crusade, Campus Progress.
February 27, 2006
James Wallenstein thinks back on his ambivalent relationship with an academic star.
February 24, 2006
KC Johnson writes that collective bargaining is not the answer to the problems facing faculty members and graduate students.

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