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March 22, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews two books about our networked society that raise rather dystopian concerns.
March 22, 2019
We should trade outrage and disgust for promise and opportunity, argues Rick Dalton.
March 21, 2019
Low-income students face many more obstacles to earning a college degree than affluent ones. Preferences for alumni children shouldn’t be among them, argues Peter McPherson.

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March 24, 2019
Why Amy Webb should be invited to campus - right now.
March 24, 2019
Revision strategies for your next big writing project.
March 22, 2019
Responding to "no fair"; concepts of meritocracy; "Network" on Broadway.

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March 4, 2019
The 50th anniversary of a protest by scientists against the Vietnam War makes this an opportune time to reflect on that activism and the position of science then and now, writes Alan Chodos.
March 1, 2019
Scott McLemee evaluates international research -- and the resulting attention -- focused on the gender gap in the publication of articles in academic journals.
February 28, 2019
How should colleges respond, Brian Whalen asks, to a nationalist outlook that sows deep divisions among people?
February 27, 2019
Replying to a recent blog post, Jonathan Poritz argues that lowering students' costs by using open educational resources isn't just a nicety in an era when many students are hungry and textbook "quality" is exaggerated.
February 27, 2019
Colleges and universities are adopting various structures to drive internal innovation and experimentation -- some focused on transformation and others on iteration, Allison Dulin Salisbury and Terah Crews write.

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