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February 22, 2017
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.

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February 22, 2017
Responses prompt new questions.  
February 22, 2017
Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.
February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?

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September 29, 2009
Colleges need to embrace specific policies and also to promote flexibility if they want to recruit and retain female faculty members, write Karine Moe and Dianna Shandy.
September 28, 2009
The much anticipated premiere of “Community,” the NBC sitcom many community college faculty and administrators feared would damage the already less-than-desirable image of community colleges, is history. The first network comedy set on a community college campus and featuring a group of community college students had its debut on Thursday, September 17. It was a hit. Those who make a living by tracking TV viewership suggest that 7.7 million viewers tuned in to the comedy.
September 25, 2009
Robert Connor alienated his peers when he began using the language of assessment a decade ago, but the shift in discourse has taken hold, he argues.
September 24, 2009
To get through today's economic travails and what's to come, writes Jeff Abernathy, college administrators -- working closely with their faculties -- must try things they've never done before.
September 23, 2009
Irving Kristol was the godfather of neoconservatism. Scott McLemee goes to the mattresses.

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