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March 19, 2019
The recent admissions scandal reminds us that the most elite U.S. universities and the wealthiest Americans have long collaborated in plain sight to mutual advantage, writes Charlie Eaton.
March 18, 2019
Ramping up scrutiny of their admissions practices could threaten selective colleges' fund-raising efforts -- but the risks of not doing so are much greater, writes Ryan Craig.
March 18, 2019
With admissions systems receiving more scrutiny than ever, Jim Jump wonders how higher education will respond.

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March 19, 2019
Florida's idea of surveying faculty members on their politics.  
March 19, 2019
A website content audit can sound overwhelming, but these three tips will make the process more manageable — and maybe even enjoyable.
March 19, 2019
Diversity progressives should be careful about the kind of activism that poisons the atmosphere, because soon even they will be choking on the fumes.

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September 6, 2006
Perhaps 9/11 might have been prevented, but not the conspiracy theories about it. Scott McLemee tries on a shiny new tinfoil hat.
September 5, 2006
The Rev. John P. Minogue surveys the shifts in higher education, and sees more change ahead.
September 1, 2006
As a teacher of writing and literature at Salem State College, I hear a lot of stories. My students, although they may never have ventured more than 20 miles from where they were born, bring hard lessons of endurance to the classroom that seem more profound than any I'd had at their age. For years I've believed that they bring a certain wisdom to the class, a wisdom that doesn't score on the SAT or other standardized tests. The old teaching cliché -- I learn from my students -- feels true, but it is hard to explain. I'm not particularly naïve. I know that life can be difficult.
August 31, 2006
Just because professors disagree with a policy doesn't mean it violates fundamental rights, writes John Friedl.
August 30, 2006
After 3 seasons of eloquence and bloodshed, "Deadwood" has come to an end. Scott McLemee looks off into the sunset.

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