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April 1, 2015
A figure in the pantheon of cinema -- and a gourmand extraordinaire. Scott McLemee reviews a new study of the great director's body of work.
March 31, 2015
The Obama administration’s proposed system could substitute federal officials’ judgment of institutional quality for peer review by academics, Judith Eaton argues.

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March 31, 2015 - 9:49pm
Advice on co-authoring a paper with a professor.
March 31, 2015 - 9:08pm
As a Cal alum, it pains me to say this, but some of those Stanford people are pretty smart.
March 31, 2015 - 9:00pm
Some things that I’m learning.

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October 18, 2005
This summer, Scott McLemee hoped academic librarians would blog more about their work. Voila! Introducing ACRLog.
October 17, 2005
Universities celebrate their achievements in an endless series of public pronouncements. Like the imaginary residents of Lake Wobegon, all universities are above average, all are growing, and all improve. In most cases, these claims of progress rest on a technically accurate foundation:   Applications did increase, the average SAT scores did rise, the amount of financial aid did climb, private gifts did spike upward, and faculty research funding did grow.
October 14, 2005
When I was just a few years out of graduate school I wrote a “treatment” for a television series to be called “The Young Professors.” The show tracked the adventures of three new assistant professors as they negotiated the ins and outs of life at Soybean State College, a medium-sized, teaching-intensive public institution somewhere in the Midwest.
October 13, 2005
Jerome Karabel's book about Ivy League admissions touches a bundle of raw nerves. Scott McLemee twitches in response.
October 12, 2005
When department members come together, Terry Caesar writes, they reveal much about themselves -- and academic life.

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