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July 16, 2019
Faculty resistance to fresh approaches can lose for us the very qualities that have made American higher education successful, argues Robert Weisbuch, who encourages colleagues to more often "Just say yes."
July 15, 2019
Were the rules unfair to for-profit higher ed? Jim Jump considers the issues.
July 15, 2019
It would cause a tremendous setback in America's global competitiveness and probably a brain drain in reverse, warns Frank Wu.

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July 16, 2019
The company's candor is both refreshing and disturbing.
July 16, 2019
The New Commission on Unalienable Rights: How seriously is religious diversity actually being taken?
July 16, 2019
Updating a statement of principles.

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April 28, 2005
A century after Upton Sinclair's The Jungle first appeared, a new edition of the novel proves wrenching.
April 27, 2005
  Minutes of the English Department Meeting, April 23, 2005 Meeting begins at 4:15 instead of 4:00 as scheduled because somebody forgot the keys to the faculty lounge.  The chair, Professor Bigley, brings the meeting to order. Professor Twistwhistle, our Renaissance scholar, remarks that today is Shakespeare’s birthday.
April 26, 2005
This week, America turns off the TV. Yeah, right, says Scott McLemee.
April 25, 2005
It has been heartening to witness the recent runaway success of Princeton emeritus Harry G. Frankfurt’s latest book, On Bullshit. First published as an essay in 1988, Frankfurt’s splendid study is largely an effort to distinguish between lies and bullshit. A liar, Frankfurt notes, acknowledges truth-systems yet tries to pass off information that is not true.
April 22, 2005
Michael Bugeja thinks about Shakespeare, the Internet, footnotes and scholarship -- on the eve of the Bard's birthday.

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