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January 18, 2017
Scott McLemee reviews Robert E. Denton Jr.’s scholarship on the American presidency, which highlights how immediately coping with the lack of any guidebook is one of the most urgent demands of the office.
January 17, 2017
We need to engage in a serious dialogue about our role in exacerbating the opportunity gap and our obligation to close it, argues Dan Greenstein.

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January 18, 2017
“I need this class to stay on my parents’ health insurance.”
January 18, 2017
A librarian explains why grad students should consult her colleagues more often.
January 18, 2017
This year, take risks that are bold enough to break through.

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August 12, 2009
A graduate student in Baltimore proves that a small press can hit the big time. Scott McLemee investigates.
August 11, 2009
The lack of attention paid to a recent federal study about the benefits of online learning reflects continuing bias against that mode of education, writes Jonathan Kaplan.
August 10, 2009
Gary Laderman has mixed feelings about becoming the "go to" professor when someone famous dies.
August 7, 2009
Because colleges spend what they earn, access to higher education won't really be increased until institutions are forced to compete on outcomes, not reputation, argue Robert Martin and Andrew Gillen.
August 6, 2009
I came across the story of University of Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin’s bad behavior a little late, which in this era of the 24-hour news cycle was approximately one day. This meant I was reading editorials rather than breaking news stories. What struck me most -- initially -- about the coverage of the incident was that I could not actually find the details of the incident itself. It took me quite a long time -- at least 10 minutes, which, in high-speed internet time, is a lengthy period -- to find out exactly what McMackin said.

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