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February 21, 2018
The idea of deliberately manipulating a crisis at a flagship U.S. university via social media once sounded like a crazy conspiracy theory, writes Ellen de Graffenreid, but we now realize the extent to which it can actually happen.
February 20, 2018
Mark Edmundson explores -- and applauds -- current students' quest for identity but says that achieving it is only half the game.

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February 21, 2018
An endorsement of handshakes.
February 21, 2018
Will the Weinstein scandals lead to a change in academic culture?
February 21, 2018
Should diversity officers focus on helping underrepresented students thrive on a campus, or fostering conversations between conflicting viewpoints?

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February 6, 2009
Wick Sloane's previous offers to lead Harvard, the University of Iowa and the U.S. Education Department have been for naught. This time his alma mater has an opening, and he lays out his ideas for running the prestigious liberal arts college.
February 5, 2009
To bury the debates about whether to measure student learning, higher education -- and the new education secretary -- should do the hard work of figuring out the higher skills that students should have, writes Merilee Griffin.
February 4, 2009
Ralph Waldo Emerson ... writing instructor? Scott McLemee signs up for a workshop with the sage of Concord.
February 3, 2009
The social network site ignores the care with which academics need to calibrate the mix of private and professional in their lives, writes Alex Golub.
February 2, 2009
Some of the toughest questions in higher education would benefit from true experiments -- complete with control groups -- writes Alexandra W. Logue.

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