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March 20, 2019
The people who support academic boycott, divestment and sanctions are demanding academic freedom for themselves and their fellow boycotters but denying it to their students, argues Tammi Rossman-Benjamin.
March 20, 2019
Certain ways of framing and covering the scandal are misleading and only reinforce exaggerated or inaccurate views of higher education, argues Margaret Dunning.
March 20, 2019
As learners and employers seek education and training that is cheaper, faster and better, forward-looking colleges and universities are embracing new roles as curators, certifiers and integrators, Kathleen deLaski and Rufus Glasper write.

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March 20, 2019
It’s hard to focus on, say, microbiology when you don’t know where your next meal is coming from.
March 20, 2019
Recognizing the parallels between your work as a graduate student and that of labor organizers in academia. 

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November 28, 2006
The future of higher education may lie in the English-speaking world's oldest model of university organization, writes Robert O'Hara.
November 27, 2006
Asked to examine problems in college sports, committee of presidents blames the other guys, the professors, writes Tom Palaima.
November 22, 2006
The guy featured on the poster had a long white beard and dark black sunglasses, the kind worn by people too cool for any room they might ever enter. At first it looked like he might be the guitar player for ZZ Top. But on closer examination you saw that the event being advertised was not a rock concert but, rather, a "transdisciplinary celebration" called "Why Melville Matters Now.” The man behind those shades was the creator of tortured souls like Ishmael and Bartleby.
November 22, 2006
Wick Sloane, already a nominee for the Harvard job, explains what he'd do if tapped for the still open position at one of America's great public universities.
November 21, 2006
"I wasn't anybody's superior."             --Amélie, in Fear and Trembling One way to characterize work in higher education: It has no bosses. The boss-ridden business world that strikes such glacial terror in the recent movie, The Devil Wears Prada or such giggly absurdity in the current television series, "The Office," is not our world. Miranda Priestly as a dean? No department chair (or provost) would tolerate her. Michael Scott as a department chair? The faculty would just watch him implode.

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