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September 23, 2022
Scott McLemee reviews W. David Marx’s Status and Culture: How Our Desire for Social Rank Creates Taste, Identity, Art, Fashion, and Constant Change.
An abortion rights activist, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a rainbow, stands dejectedly in the Indiana State House, leaning against a column, holding (but not holding up) a protest sign that reads, in part, Bodily Autonomy Is a Human Right.
September 22, 2022
As discriminatory state laws proliferate, higher ed associations need policies to guide decisions on whether to relocate the annual meeting, Erin Hennessy writes.
A cream-colored building with the words "COMMUNITY COLLEGE" emblazoned, next to a road exit.
September 21, 2022
Opening up more baccalaureate degree programs at your neighborhood community college can play an important role in addressing income inequality, Sonya Christian writes.

Letters to the Editor

September 23, 2022
Some programs may be ending, but Mellon and ACLS still support dissertation work and early-career scholars.
September 20, 2022
Studies that don't clearly define key terms reinforce misunderstanding rather than guiding students and families.
September 13, 2022
Don't dismiss the efforts of fellow academics—and especially the hard work of junior professors—to keep the humanities vital.
August 16, 2022
University officials believed it needed to protect its First Amendment right to hire based on sincerely held religious beliefs and maintain a voluntary academic community based on a shared framework of faith.
August 4, 2022
Growing up was always hard to do. It’s getting harder, and universities are doing little to help.

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September 23, 2022
A surprising book recommendation, reader responses on fundraising and the return of The Girl.
September 22, 2022
Are there nonfiction books on higher ed that are as funny as this book on the Trump presidency?
September 22, 2022
What academic historians can learn from Robin Blackburn, Taylor Branch, Robert Caro, James Fallows, Howard French, Neal Gabler, Adam Hochschild, Harold Holzer, Nicholas Lemann, Anthony Lukas and Isabel Wilkerson.

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September 23, 2022
Scott McLemee reviews W. David Marx’s Status and Culture: How Our Desire for Social Rank Creates Taste, Identity, Art, Fashion, and Constant Change.
September 22, 2022
As discriminatory state laws proliferate, higher ed associations need policies to guide decisions on whether to relocate the annual meeting, Erin Hennessy writes.
September 21, 2022
Opening up more baccalaureate degree programs at your neighborhood community college can play an important role in addressing income inequality, Sonya Christian writes.
September 20, 2022
Colleges can amplify the experiences of students reaching out to campus offices by ensuring they feel safe and comfortable, write campus climate consultants Genevieve Weber, Sue Rankin and Erik Malewski.
September 20, 2022
Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan should be understood in the context of the GI Bill’s exclusionary legacy, Melvin Hines writes.

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