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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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March 29, 2006
A new book by Garry Wills asks what Jesus meant. Scott McLemee stays for an answer.
March 28, 2006
Debate over a new financial aid grant program reveals how irrationally Washington makes decisions about higher education, Neal McCluskey argues.
March 27, 2006
Colleges and universities have come under relentless pressure from lawmakers and the public about retention and graduation issues, and demands for accountability based on graduation rates have increased across the country. Higher education even faces the possibility of standardized achievement testing, which has made life at the K-12 level miserable for teachers without necessarily improving student learning.
March 24, 2006
Shari Wilson considers why professors create so many barriers to interacting with others -- and the personal costs of such divides.
March 23, 2006
The latest exhibit in an increasingly frustrating pattern of eroding public trust is that of the College Board's misrepresentation of 4,000 students' SAT scores. The fact that the mistake occurred, while significant and unfortunate, is not really at the heart of the public's concern. As the College Board stated in its initial press release, the students affected by this error represent only eight-tenths of one percent of the more than 400,000 students who took the test in October.

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