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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 21, 2017
Iowa's proposal for political balance in faculty hiring.  
February 21, 2017
The real meaning of the WCET Distance Education Price and Cost Report.

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November 5, 2008
What should the president-elect study between now and the inauguration? Scott McLemee presents a reading list.
November 4, 2008
Wick Sloane offers the presidential candidates his one-year plan for a federal role in education when most attention will be elsewhere.
November 3, 2008
Christopher Conway knows why traditional publishing models aren't working, but he writes that scholars should still resist a bit -- and mourn what is being lost.
October 31, 2008
I distinctly recall the first day of graduate school. Some of my classmates knew the field’s top-tier journals, the term “anonymous peer reviewing,” and each professor’s research area of expertise. I was a neophyte with raw, analytical skills, no publications, a healthy ego and a desire to teach at a small, liberal arts college, much like my alma mater. I soon learned my discipline – the jargon, the journals and the gossip.
October 30, 2008
David Galef describes U of All People's humble effort to streamline its advice on advising for students and faculty members.

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