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July 29, 2015
Coming soon to an ecosystem near you: cloned mammoths, dodoes, and other long-dead beasts. Or semi-cloned, anyway. Scott McLemee learns the difference.
July 28, 2015
A faculty member recounts feeling that she couldn't complain about an event that humiliated her and other female professors, but was viewed as "good fun" by many others.

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July 29, 2015 - 3:47am
Are there reliable alternatives to high stakes tests?  
July 28, 2015 - 10:23pm
When someone wants you to believe your work is an illusion, you should be worried.
July 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
Responding to Kevin Carey.

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April 14, 2006
At its best, accreditation can work wonders, writes John D. Wiley, but too often it doesn't serve students or taxpayers.
April 13, 2006
At the small liberal arts college where I teach, we have recently undertaken a wholesale revision of our core liberal arts curriculum. This is the set of requirements -- some specific courses, some chosen from a range of options -- that all students at the college must take before graduation. For professors in the natural sciences, this revision has required a good deal of thought about the content and nature of science courses offered to a non-major audience.
April 12, 2006
People are bringing cell phones into libraries and academic conferences. Scott McLemee wants to take them out.
April 11, 2006
An  annual assignment from a dean leaves one professor thinking about how colleges really view the minority faculty members they say they value so highly.
April 10, 2006
Christopher Conway remembers moving into the space until recently occupied by a beloved professor who had died unexpectedly.

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