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June 22, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.
June 21, 2018
Deborah Parker describes how it feels to be an Asian faculty member in Italian, a field in which there are very few minorities, and how greater diversification offers a way forward.

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June 21, 2018
Narrow and deep, or broad and shallow?
June 21, 2018
Libraries have had a long time to develop a set of core values. What if those were applied to our broader information environment?

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April 20, 2010
Russell Poulin ponders what the University of Texas System's decision to close its TeleCampus says -- and doesn't say -- about online education.
April 19, 2010
If religious groups succeed in forcing public colleges to abandon their equity rules, they will end up undercutting the independence not only of those colleges but of religious groups, writes John K. Wilson.
April 16, 2010
Campus leaders need to acknowledge, and talk about, the fact that men are more likely than women to commit violence, Jason Laker argues.    
April 15, 2010
Throughout my 31 years in higher education, from assistant to full professor at three universities — Oklahoma State, Ohio and Iowa State — I cannot recall doing anything that produced a lingering feeling of pride. I’m not talking about ego-related pride in a promotion or an award; you outgrow those as years pass. No. I’m talking about an act so challenging that you doubted that you could perform it but undertook it anyway as a test of character or acumen.
April 14, 2010
Seven years ago, Iraq's libraries went up in smoke. Scott McLemee looks at a history of book destruction.

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