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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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February 9, 2007
When there are sound reasons, college presidents can eliminate football, writes Maravene Loeschke, who explains how and why she did so.
February 8, 2007
The creators of the Collegiate Learning Assessment reply to Trudy W. Banta's essay on measuring general intellectual skills.
February 7, 2007
When dissident intellectuals in Iran appeal to colleagues in the U.S. for solidarity, the silence is often deafening. Scott McLemee interviews an activist trying to change that.
February 6, 2007
In one of his Meditations, Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher, wrote, "Time is like a river made up of events which happen, and a violent stream; for as soon as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and another comes in its place, and this will be carried away too." This sense of being a part of a time of incessant change animates the 2006 report of the MLA Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion. Begun in 2004, it is a rich, important document for anyone who wishes to r
February 5, 2007
Wick Sloane, again a candidate, offers his common-sense platform for leading two top liberal arts colleges.

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