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May 6, 2016
The big question in hiring somebody right out of graduate school is not about the person's research but whether he or she can deal with teenagers who have never read serious literature and don’t particularly want to, writes Bruce Fleming.
May 5, 2016
The values that undergird higher education as a guarantor of human dignity and enlightenment are under a special intensity of attack, argues Robert Weisbuch, while we in academe seem preoccupied with the little stuff.

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Thinking about Colin Hanks’ documentary - All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records.
May 5, 2016 - 6:59pm
The social media discontentment problem.

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December 8, 2008
Teresa Ghilarducci recounts the experience of having her academic research suddenly end up in the presidential campaign -- and become right wing media target.
December 5, 2008
Financial headlines got you (and your endowment) down? David Galef shares U of All People's strategies for refilling its coffers.
December 4, 2008
In Talking Out of School: Memoir of an Educated Woman (Dalkey Archive Press), Kass Fleisher reviews her education and her career in college teaching -- without holding back criticism of herself or academe. Sexual politics, class politics and academic politics all figure prominently. The following excerpt is from a section in which she recalls her years as an adjunct.
December 3, 2008
A new book explores the art of the public grovel. Scott McLemee takes notes.
December 2, 2008
As Harvard honors Sen. Edward Kennedy for his contributions to the nation, Wick Sloane, whose community college students depend on the financial aid he has fought for, is there.

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