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Elite Education and ‘The Inequality Machine’

Has college become an accelerant of privilege instead of an engine of opportunity?

Friday Fragments

Double standards, milestones, parental pride and a remembrance.
Opinion

No Such Luck

Scott McLemee reviews Barbara Blatchley’s What Are the Chances? which explores how beliefs about winning streaks can be manifestations of a shaky grasp of the principles of probability.

An Ethos of Care

Emily Skop, Martina Angela Caretta, Caroline Faria and Jessi L. Smith offer other scholars engaged in research collaborations a pledge to help foster and sustain more equitable relationships.

Zooming From Campus

The threat of the virtual meeting to academic culture.

An Enduring Gift

When Nicholas S. Zeppos received a retirement present by FedEx, his first thought was “How kind.” His second was “When will I get killed off?”

Maryland’s 2+2 Transfer Scholarship: A Preliminary Analysis

How Maryland is using a scholarship to support transfer students.