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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 29, 2014 - 9:14pm
It's not so much whether tenure is good for academic librarians but what conditions lead to our best work. 
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July 29, 2014 - 8:58pm
When geography is mission.

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April 15, 2005
John V. Lombardi on why the student/faculty ratio owns a special place among the most spurious of higher education statistics.
April 14, 2005
Time to face up to reality: The world is flat....
April 13, 2005
Freedom of speech is crucial both to a healthy democracy and the life of the mind. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits Congress from any act that would abridge it and the charters of most of our colleges and universities recognize that freedom of thought and speech are essential to a healthy academic community.
April 12, 2005
Ask almost any American writer today for a list of his or her literary idols, and Frank Conroy’s name usually rises near the top. The author of one of the best books of our age, Stop-Time, published in 1967, as well as the director of the greatest incubator of literary talent ever assembled, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Conroy was as close to legend as any living writer gets. Not to mention a Grammy winner—for best liner notes. Despite a rough beginning, he made the most of a life that ended last week, when he died at age 69 of colon cancer.
April 11, 2005
An academic blogger talks about a new campaign to interest readers in fiction that they might otherwise miss.

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