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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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January 29, 2007
For the second time in seven years, a highly visible and prestigious private institution has announced a decision not to increase tuition. In 2000, Williams College announced a tuition freeze for the coming academic year, and in 2007 Princeton University did the same. In both cases, the institutions cited substantial endowment gains as a central reason allowing them to hold tuition constant for one year. What are we to make of these episodic pricing decisions?
January 26, 2007
Trudy W. Banta makes the case against using standardized tests of general intellectual skills to compare how well colleges educate students.
January 25, 2007
An occupying army, an Islamic insurgency, and no end in sight.... Scott McLemee looks at two books ripped from the headlines -- of 50 years ago.
January 25, 2007
I can’t say I was surprised that some of the inquiries and interviews that followed my appointment in 2005 as the fifth president of Hampshire College, in Massachusetts, had to do with the fact that I arrived at the president’s house not with a wife, and certainly not alone, but with my partner of now 27 years. Of our nation’s several thousand college and university presidents and chancellors, an exceedingly small number are known to be gay or lesbian.
January 23, 2007
David Galef uncovers the latest piece of applied research to come out of the U. of All People's ever-creative faculty.

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