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May 21, 2019
If we want our students to take chances, we faculty members hold the levers that would make such risk taking a risk worth taking, writes Kevin Dettmar.
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.

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May 21, 2019
“Useful” doesn’t necessarily mean “positive,” although it could.  I mean it in the sense of “helping you improve.” What helped you get better?
May 21, 2019
Moving beyond the five-paragraph essay with Nigel Caplan and Ann Johns.
May 21, 2019
It’s never too early to start talking to your stakeholders about an upcoming web redesign or migration project.

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March 7, 2005
Like ancient Rome in its waning days, American higher education is corrupted by excess. According to a now infamous 2003 New York Times article, for instance, Ohio State University boasts a massive facility its peers call the "Taj Mahal," which features kayaking, canoeing, a ropes course and massages. Washington State University possesses the largest Jacuzzi on the West Coast, a tub that can accommodate up to 53 people. And that just scratches the surface.
March 4, 2005
Terry Caesar remembers when students dealt with bodily functions after class -- and considers their unwillingness to wait today.
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....

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