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June 15, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Michael Ohl’s The Art of Naming, which explores some of the one million animal species that have been identified.
June 14, 2018
Describing his service on a voluntary visiting team, Bob Ubell defends regional accreditation as a form of “deliberative democracy” and urges us not to hand it over to a federal education police force.

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June 17, 2018
Perspectives on jobs in and out of academe.
June 17, 2018
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June 14, 2018
I'm not losing my mind yet, but it's close.

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November 11, 2010
Efforts to evaluate universities from around the world may be flawed, but they aren't going away so they need to be understood, writes Philip G. Altbach.
November 10, 2010
A neglected book offers insights into how prominent scholars produce their work. Scott McLemee makes a recommendation.
November 9, 2010
Wick Sloane's annual look at the status of veterans at selective colleges finds some laggards -- and one pleasant surprise, at William & Mary.
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.

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