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November 30, 2015
When it comes to ensuring good jobs for graduate students, they both play a role, argues Leonard Cassuto.
November 25, 2015
How Would You Like to Pay? explores the anthropology of the expanding new world of smartphone wallets and other forms of mobile payments, writes Scott McLemee.

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November 29, 2015 - 9:17pm
Explaining the problems with a flawed analysis of higher education's problems.  
November 29, 2015 - 9:03pm
Advice for working with your spouse.
November 29, 2015 - 9:00pm
An argument about the unintended consequences of online learning for foundational residential courses.


September 4, 2008
Like all good Ohio State University alumni (M.P.A. '95), I've been preparing to obsessively follow the highly-ranked Buckeyes football team from the pre-season all the way to the traditional blowout loss in the National Championship game on January 8th. But this year my loyalties are divided. I have a new favorite team: the aptly-named Mavericks of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, which recently had the temerity to issue a press release announcing that it may be doing a particularly good job of helping its students learn.
September 3, 2008
It’s a brave new world for tenure-track faculty members, graduate students, and postdocs these days. New and aspiring professors enter an academy in which the traditional boundaries defining faculty work, the “Big 3” of teaching, research and service, are blurred and, in many cases, disappearing as modern scholarship becomes increasingly collaborative, cooperative, and integrated. For example, not only do we pull the most recent research results into our class lectures but, increasingly, we actively involve our undergraduates in the research enterprise.
September 2, 2008
Doing so might bruise the egos of senior professors. But a college could increase the quality of its faculty by giving relatively higher salaries to junior professors, James D. Miller writes.
August 29, 2008
I hadn’t seen the movie and I hadn’t read the book, but I’d seen the preview and the poster: “The Only Thing More Surprising than the Chance She's Taking ... Is Where It's Taking Her.” That one’s for me, I thought, of all the slogans in all the movie ads in all the world, that one’s for me.
August 28, 2008
Forbes portrays its new college rankings as an outcomes-oriented alternative to U.S. News. But the outcomes it chooses -- including -- make it seem like a parody, Patricia McGuire writes.


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