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March 25, 2019
It's time to focus on the root cause of the scandal, writes W. Kent Barnds.
March 25, 2019
Jim Jump considers the similarities and differences between getting into a top college and winning the NCAA tournament.
March 25, 2019
In the wake of President Trump's executive order, David R. Harris explains why he opposes free speech at colleges and universities.

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March 25, 2019
Not all non-tenure-track faculty are the same.
March 25, 2019
Is there a way to build a nonprofit, tuition-driven, liberal-arts focused two year college these days?
March 25, 2019
Writing for non-academics requires a different set of tools and approaches than for scholarly writing, but the payoff is worth it, writes Diana Brazzell.

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December 7, 2006
Our intrepid columnist Wick Sloane nearly testified before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. Does almost only count in horseshoes and hand grenades?
December 6, 2006
George Trow, who died last month, lived to see his worst fears about the media confirmed. Scott McLemee revisits his legacy.
December 5, 2006
Talking and barriers to communication are not new topics for deans. We receive lots of opportunities for help with this aspect of our administrative role. All of them recognize, implicitly or explicitly, the central role of communication between deans and others. I receive notices for workshops and offers from consultants on “dealing with difficult employees,” on “how to deal with angry faculty members” (perhaps offer them coffee and/or jawbreakers to calm/slow them down….).
December 4, 2006
Ralph E. Luker considers the recent round of controversies over endowed professorships.
December 1, 2006
Jane Arnold writes that in debating accountability, we need to remember that definitions of excellence have evolved over time and may need to change again.

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