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May 21, 2018
If nothing else, we should offer a deeper and more meaningful connection to our institutions than sitting for hours in a sports arena, waiting to hear one's name called, argues Jonathan Beecher Field.
May 18, 2018
The struggle between piety and libido in the age of mechanical reproduction is at the core of Amy Werbel's Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock, writes Scott McLemee.

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May 21, 2018
Which approach to diversity – the langue of power and privilege, or the language of American capaciousness – is better for multiculturalism?
May 20, 2018
The value of faculty spaces.  

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February 2, 2011
Did new media inspire the recent wave of uprisings? Or will Facebook yet prove a dictator's best friend? Scott McLemee checks on the debate.
February 1, 2011
Jeffrey J. Williams proposes an unusual tactic to make room for new blood in the academe. Let's just say it involves shedding a little old blood.
January 31, 2011
Neven Sesardic explains why he published a journal article under another name.
January 28, 2011
Suppose you are an ambitious, gifted college student with a passion for your major and the potential to become a world-class college teacher. You are precisely the person parents and taxpayers want to be teaching tomorrow’s students. Furthermore, private and public spending per college student has grown faster than median household incomes for the past three decades, suggesting that people are willing to pay more for your services. You want this career, parents/taxpayers want you to have this career, and they are willing to pay for it; what wonderful prospects!
January 27, 2011
Stephen Brockmann wonders if a key cause of the crisis facing humanities programs can be traced to the culture wars of the '80s.

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