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December 16, 2019
A new lawsuit against the College Board -- over whether it sells student data -- raises important issues, writes Jim Jump.
December 16, 2019
In Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, the question becomes whether or not Scrooge will see previous events as lessons that lead to transformation. Higher education finds itself in a similar position today, writes Arthur Levine.
December 13, 2019
A poem about final papers by Laurence Musgrove.

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December 16, 2019
There are illuminating historical examples of positive interfaith interaction and friendship, and modern research is affirming the power of relationship across lines of difference.
December 16, 2019
Why is the college year so much shorter than the high school year?            
December 15, 2019
*/ Let's talk about international students (and faculty).

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March 8, 2005
A couple of years ago, a book appeared which might as well have had the title The Pedagogy of Zaniness. (Let's just call it that, to avoid giving it any more publicity.) The author was an academic; but more, he was also one wacky dude. And by following his instructions, you, too, could be a wacky dude, or dudette, as the case may be.
March 7, 2005
Like ancient Rome in its waning days, American higher education is corrupted by excess. According to a now infamous 2003 New York Times article, for instance, Ohio State University boasts a massive facility its peers call the "Taj Mahal," which features kayaking, canoeing, a ropes course and massages. Washington State University possesses the largest Jacuzzi on the West Coast, a tub that can accommodate up to 53 people. And that just scratches the surface.
March 4, 2005
Terry Caesar remembers when students dealt with bodily functions after class -- and considers their unwillingness to wait today.
March 3, 2005
Intellectual Affairs has been running for just over a month now. It might be a good moment for a bit of housecleaning. Readers have contacted me about some interesting developments apropos Ayn Rand, Jacques Derrida, and the history of academic freedom -- so today's column will have the element of variety going for it. Consider it a roundup of faits divers. After all, that sounds a lot more sophisticated than "news in brief."
March 2, 2005
Rich Benjamin gets snared in the reality television craze and learns some lessons about obsession with youth and life as a gay intellectual.

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