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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.
February 21, 2017
The worldwide market for higher education is large – and shifting.

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January 29, 2009
Poets -- and others in the humanities -- should be wary of the National Survey of Student Engagement and other assessment tools, but should also look for ways to use them that make educational and disciplinary sense, writes Anna Leahy.
January 28, 2009
A new book chronicles the aftermath of the MLK assassination. Scott McLemee interviews the author.
January 27, 2009
Some academics and critics may sneer at Malcolm Gladwell, but Rachel Toor celebrates the New Yorker writer's love of ideas, his entertaining and inviting writing style -- and, yes, his hair.
January 27, 2009
Once at the core of their colleges, faculty members are being marginalized and increasingly ignored by their institutions and, now, by the federal government, Bernard Fryshman argues.
January 26, 2009
The stimulus package offers an opportunity to provide student aid in a way that would also generate revenue and appeal to our national roots, writes Arthur Levine.

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