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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 22, 2019
Responding to "no fair"; concepts of meritocracy; "Network" on Broadway.
March 21, 2019
Reflections on last Friday's climate strike.

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October 28, 2005
"Restorative justice" can help both victims and those accused of many violations of college policies, writes David R. Karp.
October 27, 2005
"Whoever cannot give to himself an adequate account of the past three thousand years," said Goethe, "remains in darkness, without history, living from day to day." That is an expression of a bedrock principle of liberal humanism, European-style. It takes the existence of the educated individual as its basic unit of reference -- its gold standard. But it also judges the quality of that existence by how much the individual has spent in acquiring a sense of the past.
October 26, 2005
Isolation is one of the biggest enemies of grad students, and yet is all too prevalent, writes Gina Hiatt.
October 25, 2005
As the holiday season approaches, Scott McLemee contemplates made-up traditions -- and his own future in the remainder bin.
October 24, 2005
Academics worry too much about consumer values in higher education, but Alex Golub writes that it's not about the money -- it's about the relationship.

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