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May 20, 2019
Dig deeply into the new score and problem after problem comes up, writes Ben Paris.
May 20, 2019
Jim Jump sees potential but also flaws in the new adversity index being offered by the College Board.
May 17, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed by Lisa Duggan.

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May 19, 2019
The power of focusing on one thing at a time.
May 19, 2019
You can’t take a “what happens in Las Vegas” approach to online speech.

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March 3, 2005
Intellectual Affairs has been running for just over a month now. It might be a good moment for a bit of housecleaning. Readers have contacted me about some interesting developments apropos Ayn Rand, Jacques Derrida, and the history of academic freedom -- so today's column will have the element of variety going for it. Consider it a roundup of faits divers. After all, that sounds a lot more sophisticated than "news in brief."
March 2, 2005
Rich Benjamin gets snared in the reality television craze and learns some lessons about obsession with youth and life as a gay intellectual.
March 1, 2005
Just because an African-American author turns out to be white doesn't mean that scholarship on her is any less creative....
February 28, 2005
John V. Lombardi asks and answers questions about price and selection in American higher education. The core question: Is the system fair?
February 25, 2005
As a visiting professor at Harvard, KC Johnson takes in the controversy and worries about its impact well beyond Cambridge.

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