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June 17, 2019
David Benjamin Gruenbaum offers a solution to the fairness issues created when some students get extra time on the SAT and ACT.
June 17, 2019
New studies on low-income students raise important issues, but we should not assume that there is a single best approach to higher education for all students, writes Jim Jump.
June 17, 2019
The truth about these teams is more complex than headlines acknowledge, and misconceptions about them abound, Ryan A. Miller and four other scholars argue.

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June 16, 2019
What can we learn from how a good writer works to help others write good?
June 16, 2019
Can the personal crises lens that Diamond applied to nations also apply to colleges?

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April 18, 2005
David Galef on "What I Learned at the Associated Writing Programs Conference."
April 15, 2005
John V. Lombardi on why the student/faculty ratio owns a special place among the most spurious of higher education statistics.
April 14, 2005
Time to face up to reality: The world is flat....
April 13, 2005
Freedom of speech is crucial both to a healthy democracy and the life of the mind. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits Congress from any act that would abridge it and the charters of most of our colleges and universities recognize that freedom of thought and speech are essential to a healthy academic community.
April 12, 2005
Ask almost any American writer today for a list of his or her literary idols, and Frank Conroy’s name usually rises near the top. The author of one of the best books of our age, Stop-Time, published in 1967, as well as the director of the greatest incubator of literary talent ever assembled, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Conroy was as close to legend as any living writer gets. Not to mention a Grammy winner—for best liner notes. Despite a rough beginning, he made the most of a life that ended last week, when he died at age 69 of colon cancer.

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