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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.
July 8, 2014
Even in challenging times for higher education, unions representing teaching assistants are achieving important victories that help many others in academe, writes Asad Haider.

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July 8, 2014 - 9:49pm
Corinthian campuses for sale.
July 8, 2014 - 9:00pm
A Conversation with Jonathan V. Last, author of What to Expect When No One's Expecting.
July 8, 2014 - 5:32pm
We’ve just done our first massive open online course (MOOC)! Not as a participant – we might add – but imagining, making and delivering it over a seven week period this spring to some 18,400 participants.

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March 7, 2006
What happens when a chair never moves on? A professor explores life in such a department.
March 6, 2006
American colleges and universities, especially those that define themselves as public institutions because they are owned by states, carry on a continuous conversation with their faculty, students, trustees, legislators, alumni and friends about the distribution of benefits and costs between private and public entities. This conversation of many decades has gained considerable visibility lately in the form of a question: Are America’s public universities becoming private?
March 3, 2006
Rob Weir announces the Society for Intellectual Clarity and the rules for its new journal.
March 2, 2006
Michael A. Olivas reflects on how faculty colleagues reacted when they learned of his connection to the attorney general whose policies he opposes.
March 1, 2006
Two images of William Jennings Bryan have settled into the public memory, neither of them flattering. One is the fundamentalist mountebank familiar to viewers of Inherit the Wind, with its fictionalized rendering of the Scopes trial. In it, the character based on Bryan proclaims himself “more interested in the Rock of Ages than the age of rocks.” He is, in short, a crowd-pleasing creationist numbskull, and nothing more.

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