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July 31, 2014
Most policy discussions about whether higher ed is affordable, and for whom, exclude the people the question is about -- low-income families, Jacob Gross writes.
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.

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November 1, 2005
After months of tsunami, hurricane, and earthquake, Scott McLemee wonders if the trouble didn't really start on November 1, 1755...
October 31, 2005
A professor tries to explore the complexities of speaking Spanish in the Southwest -- and runs into unexpected roadblocks.
October 28, 2005
"Restorative justice" can help both victims and those accused of many violations of college policies, writes David R. Karp.
October 27, 2005
"Whoever cannot give to himself an adequate account of the past three thousand years," said Goethe, "remains in darkness, without history, living from day to day." That is an expression of a bedrock principle of liberal humanism, European-style. It takes the existence of the educated individual as its basic unit of reference -- its gold standard. But it also judges the quality of that existence by how much the individual has spent in acquiring a sense of the past.
October 26, 2005
Isolation is one of the biggest enemies of grad students, and yet is all too prevalent, writes Gina Hiatt.

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