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August 31, 2016
In our digital age, some people predict that writing by hand could become an antiquarian hobby, but Anne Trubek's The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting is a story of metamorphosis, not of decline, writes Scott McLemee.
August 30, 2016
Recognizing graduate students as employees is good for the whole university, argues Mary Grace B. Hébert.

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August 31, 2016 - 9:00pm
Historical arguments for a positive future.
August 31, 2016 - 8:14pm
Students and their expectations.  
August 30, 2016 - 9:04pm
“How many students does a section need to have to run?”  

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September 29, 2008
Timothy Burke looks at the changing economic landscape for higher education -- and sees a coming period of relative austerity.
September 26, 2008
It isn't as spiffy as the homeland security threat level system, but David Galef tries to explain the latest revision of U of All People's course coding system.
September 25, 2008
Barack Obama’s campaign slogan, “Change we can believe in,” will never be mistaken for a classic of the genre. It has none of the poetry of “morning again in America,” the precision of “a chicken in every pot,” or the back-slapping bonhomie of “I like Ike.”
September 24, 2008
A new book looks at the dumbing-down of American politics. Scott McLemee is surprised it's in one volume.
September 23, 2008
Times have changed, and just because the music and movie industries face challenges is no reason for them to turn higher ed into their enforcers, writes Kevin Carey.

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