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April 22, 2019
The focus on hyperselective colleges and the Operation Varsity Blues scandal misses the fact that most colleges accept more than half their applicants, writes Jim Jump.
April 22, 2019
It's time to confront the reality of everyday privilege, write Don Hossler and Jerry Lucido. A failure to act may result in government regulation, they warn.
April 19, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews Nicholas Wolterstorff's Religion in the University.

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April 22, 2019
Assessment pros are frustrated by our lousy tools. Me too. Some thoughts on what we can do differently.
April 22, 2019
Trying to put everything together.
April 21, 2019
Being a good recommender is one thing, but being a good recommendee is something different.

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February 1, 2005
As Scott McLemee introduces his new column, he feels a little bit like the fictional German philosopher created by Thomas Carlyle.
January 27, 2005
Beware the power of the syllabus, warns Terry Caesar. It defines not only the course, but also the role of the professor.
January 25, 2005
How short-sighted can this administration be?Answer: terribly and tragically.In the 2006 federal budget he will release in early February, President Bush is expected to propose killing off two programs, Upward Bound and Talent Search, that have helped millions of disadvantaged students prepare for college. This makes no long-term economic sense.
January 18, 2005
Sandy Baum explains what the Bush proposals would do -- and what remains to be done -- for a vital aid program.
January 17, 2005
I must confess to a certain bias in the discussion of the community college baccalaureate. I am one of the few individuals who has worked at two institutions -- Utah Valley State College and West Virginia University-Parkersburg -- that have left the ranks of true community colleges in order to expand their mission to include baccalaureate degrees.

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