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April 17, 2014
With debate raging over college ratings, David R. Anderson asks a straightforward question and outlines an answer.
April 16, 2014
A new book describes the history of resistance to the income tax. Scott McLemee celebrates April 16 with a look.

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April 17, 2014 - 3:02pm
A missed opportunity for a real discussion of internet security.
April 16, 2014 - 10:18pm
Rethinking the value of library spaces in an era of Big Deals and student centeredness.
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September 1, 2006
As a teacher of writing and literature at Salem State College, I hear a lot of stories. My students, although they may never have ventured more than 20 miles from where they were born, bring hard lessons of endurance to the classroom that seem more profound than any I'd had at their age. For years I've believed that they bring a certain wisdom to the class, a wisdom that doesn't score on the SAT or other standardized tests. The old teaching cliché -- I learn from my students -- feels true, but it is hard to explain. I'm not particularly naïve. I know that life can be difficult.
August 31, 2006
Just because professors disagree with a policy doesn't mean it violates fundamental rights, writes John Friedl.
August 30, 2006
After 3 seasons of eloquence and bloodshed, "Deadwood" has come to an end. Scott McLemee looks off into the sunset.
August 29, 2006
Forcing himself to assign a letter to a student makes Terry Caesar think about all the implications of grading.
August 28, 2006
Fleur LaDouleur learned some unusual lessons on her summer vacation.

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