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July 10, 2014
Colleges that participated in the slave economy or engaged in other forms of discrimination must engage with the past to shape their cultures now, writes Michele Minter.
July 9, 2014
The U.S. leads the world in the size of its prison population. Scott McLemee check out a new book suggesting that tide is starting to turn.

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March 29, 2006
A new book by Garry Wills asks what Jesus meant. Scott McLemee stays for an answer.
March 28, 2006
Debate over a new financial aid grant program reveals how irrationally Washington makes decisions about higher education, Neal McCluskey argues.
March 27, 2006
Colleges and universities have come under relentless pressure from lawmakers and the public about retention and graduation issues, and demands for accountability based on graduation rates have increased across the country. Higher education even faces the possibility of standardized achievement testing, which has made life at the K-12 level miserable for teachers without necessarily improving student learning.
March 24, 2006
Shari Wilson considers why professors create so many barriers to interacting with others -- and the personal costs of such divides.
March 23, 2006
The latest exhibit in an increasingly frustrating pattern of eroding public trust is that of the College Board's misrepresentation of 4,000 students' SAT scores. The fact that the mistake occurred, while significant and unfortunate, is not really at the heart of the public's concern. As the College Board stated in its initial press release, the students affected by this error represent only eight-tenths of one percent of the more than 400,000 students who took the test in October.

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