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The 'Black Box' of Peer Review

Countless decisions in academe are based on the quest for excellence. Which professors to hire and promote. Which grants to...

'Mission and Money' in Higher Ed

Even before the economic collapse, colleges have been going through intense debates about how they should be financed and what...

'College Drinking: Reframing a Social Problem'

Every semester of every academic year, college campuses experience tragedies (and many more near-tragedies) involving excessive use of alcohol. A...

Writing the Book on Clickers

Author of Teaching With Classroom Response Systems discusses the way a popular technology is changing instruction.

A Dish Best Served Cold

Shakespeare wrote one of the most savage plays in the canon. Scott McLemee visits the dark side.

In Whose Interest?

Scholarly groups line up against open access legislation, but anthropologists ask whether researchers' views are being represented.

Pirates vs. University Presses

Entire scholarly books are starting to appear -- without permission -- on Web sites that flaunt their violation of traditional copyright laws.

'The Company He Keeps'

Although he isn't a fraternity brother, Nicholas L. Syrett has immersed himself in the world of Greek history. Syrett, an...