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Hello. Articles on our site this week explored the implications and aftermath of the hospitalization of a group of Wesleyan students from the party drug Molly, what happened on campuses on this week's adjunct "Day of Action," and the fight in Oklahoma over Advanced Placement standards. That and more below. Enjoy.

Mar 06 2015

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UPDATE: Some see a courageous decision by a board that searched hard for alternatives. Others are dubious. Many wonder which other colleges are vulnerable.

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There’s a better phrase for what liberal arts colleges should be inculcating in students, R. Owen Williams argues: constructive thinking.  
Jane Stancill reflects on what she valued about the college, the closure of which was announced this week, and why she left.
The age of print is giving way to the digital age... right? Scott McLemee looks into a scholar’s alternative perspective.
The decision to close Sweet Briar does not negate the continued need for women's colleges, or their ability to thrive, writes Nancy Gray.
David Miller argues that it's time to retire the metaphor of the leaky pipeline when discussing women in science.
The life of the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh should inspire college presidents to speak out on tough issues, even at the risk of taking stands that will offend some, writes Karen Gross.

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Melissa Dennihy reviews what to ask and what not to ask a search committee during an interview.
Eszter Hargittai shares tips, realizing that academics can't isolate themselves from people, some of whom will be sneezing and coughing.
In the second part of a series on the influence of MOOCs on faculty behavior, Marie Norman offers suggestions for how administrators can use the courses to encourage professors to teach online.

Blog U (View all)

Including older students in a successful program.  
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A survey of grad students' experiences with parental leave policies.
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A guest post by Davidson’s Kristen Eshleman.
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Don't you just read books all day? You need a degree for that? 
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The wake-up call from Sweet Briar.
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Why does this news feel so personal?
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Taking off and landing.
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A teaching philosophy.  
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