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July 1, 2015
Three years ago, the New York Public Library almost succumbed to a dubious renovation plan. Scott McLemee reports on a book about what happened next.
June 30, 2015
Dan Edelstein reflects on how his mentor's pedagogy helps him to this day, but the reality that he could never impose such tough love on his own students.

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October 26, 2007
Like most young faculty members, I began my first job with my eyes on the prize six years ahead -- tenure. Even though I was coming out of University of the Elite and heading Rural College, I was under no illusions that it would be easy. Amidst the bucolic surroundings and relaxed environment of my new institution, I knew I would be buried under a 4-4 teaching load, the pressure to produce a book pre-tenure, and the usual service work and personal attention to students that small institutions expect.
October 25, 2007
Terry Caesar considers the assumptions academics make about fellow academics -- many times based on a less than complete reality.
October 24, 2007
Sometimes bric-a-brac has meaning. Scott McLemee interviews an interpreter.
October 23, 2007
Everyone knows that rock and roll is all about kicking out the jams: ditching uptight squares, taking long rides in the dark of night, and being a street fightin' man -- or woman. As The Who put it, it's about hoping to die before you get old.But what does rock mean to a new generation of uptight (if updated and wired) squares, afraid of the open road, who have little fight in them? What does rock mean for a generation that has never been allowed to be young -- let alone hope to die before they get old?
October 22, 2007
Discussions of how to diversify the research world and of how to work beyond the boundaries of traditional fields should be combined, write Diana Rhoten and Stephanie Pfirman.

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