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February 23, 2018
Colleges and universities shouldn't care about, or recognize, skills that aren't woven into a program of study that gives them meaning, Johann N. Neem argues.
February 23, 2018
Almost a century after Prohibition went into effect, we remember it as Puritanism run amok. Scott McLemee looks into a book taking a different view.

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February 25, 2018
They admit they're not up to the task of stitching the country back together. Who is?
February 25, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.
February 25, 2018
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to subsidize “all motivated and able Japanese youth who wish to study abroad.” 

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February 3, 2011
With vendors buying and selling the words that supposedly got students in, it's time to admit that these words aren't typically decisive, and that may be a good thing, writes Scott Anderson.
February 2, 2011
Did new media inspire the recent wave of uprisings? Or will Facebook yet prove a dictator's best friend? Scott McLemee checks on the debate.
February 1, 2011
Jeffrey J. Williams proposes an unusual tactic to make room for new blood in the academe. Let's just say it involves shedding a little old blood.
January 31, 2011
Neven Sesardic explains why he published a journal article under another name.
January 28, 2011
Suppose you are an ambitious, gifted college student with a passion for your major and the potential to become a world-class college teacher. You are precisely the person parents and taxpayers want to be teaching tomorrow’s students. Furthermore, private and public spending per college student has grown faster than median household incomes for the past three decades, suggesting that people are willing to pay more for your services. You want this career, parents/taxpayers want you to have this career, and they are willing to pay for it; what wonderful prospects!

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