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September 21, 2017
By concentrating so heavily on graduation rates, policy makers are ignoring danger signs that the amount that students are learning in college may be declining, writes Derek Bok.
September 20, 2017
Scott McLemee reviews Manhunt: Unabomber, a dramatic miniseries about Theodore Kaczynski and his capture by the FBI.

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September 21, 2017
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September 21, 2017
Not teaching for the first time in 17 years and recognizing what I'm missing out on.

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June 2, 2010
Rumors of Book Expo's demise are greatly exaggerated. Scott McLemee returns from the university press "ghetto."
June 1, 2010
In the early 1990s, two social psychologists conducted an experiment to see whether our society’s negative racial stereotypes affect the learning experience of students in our educational institutions. They selected a group of black and white Stanford undergraduates and gave them a test made up of items from the advanced Graduate Record Examination in literature. The students had been statistically matched for ability, and since most of them were sophomores, the GRE-based test was intentionally chosen so that it would be challenging and difficult for them.
May 28, 2010
Wick Sloane thinks he's the right man to lead the American Association of Community Colleges. Here's his platform.
May 28, 2010
William L. Fox on why, as a president, he works poetry into many of his speeches, and why doing so resonates with alumni.
May 27, 2010
In 1981, Grey Poupon took the nation by storm. Although the little-known Dijon mustard had been manufactured for more than a century, in the early ’80s it went from a minor six-figure business to a retail powerhouse. Most people remember the famous TV ad in which one Rolls-Royce pulls up next to another. An aristocratic-looking passenger rolls down the back window to ask, “Pardon me. Would you have any Grey Poupon?”

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