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April 23, 2018
As humanists, to make an impression inside our institutions and in the outside world, we need to do a much better job of counting the support our faculty members receive to pursue their work, argues George Justice.
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April 20, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Can Government Do Anything Right? by Alasdair Roberts.

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April 22, 2018
A book on the cognitive science behind flexible thinking.
April 22, 2018
Embracing activism and organizing a large-scale march as a graduate student.

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November 8, 2010
A report provides both the rationale and a plan of action for colleges to recruit and retain more black, Latino and Native American students in STEM fields, writes Freeman A. Hrabowski III.
November 5, 2010
If you plotted our town on one of those vintage maps that show important products, we’d be an ear of corn, a fat green soybean, and a little black mortarboard. Even within the perimeter of the campus, we have farms for teaching and research. On one of these, a dairy farm of 200 cows, we are living out our destiny as a land-grant institution.
November 5, 2010
Last week Inside Higher Ed published a column by Scott McLemee entitled “Rude Democracy,” which discussed Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and apparent trends indicating a lack of political engagement among young people. McLemee’s argument was both intelligent and important, but I believe there’s another side to the story of Stewart’s rally, political civility, and turnout among college students and young voters in the 2010 midterm election.
November 4, 2010
Reflecting on the recent The Humanities and Technology conference (THAT Camp) in San Francisco, what strikes me most is that digital humanities events consistently tip more toward the logic-structured digital side of things. That is, they are less balanced out by the humanities side. But what I mean by that itself has been a problem I've been mulling for some time now. What is the missing contribution from the humanities?I think this digital dominance revolves around two problems.
November 3, 2010
In a new collection of essays, scholars assess the presidency of George W. Bush. Scott McLemee takes a look.

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