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December 13, 2019
A poem about final papers by Laurence Musgrove.
December 12, 2019
We must be careful about properly crediting the work when we evaluate faculty members, argues Linus Yamane.
December 11, 2019
The really difficult part lies precisely in those areas where college and university leaders cannot borrow from corporate values and practices, writes Clara M. Lovett.

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December 15, 2019
A winter break reading challenge
December 13, 2019
A well-intentioned nightmare.
December 13, 2019
It's that time of year to round up good books. Here's what I've been reading -- and still plan to read.

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February 14, 2005
In the quest to measure university performance, both for valid or other reasons, we often latch on to statistics in ways that do more harm than good.
February 11, 2005
February 4, 2005
The federal system for determining students' financial needs is a complicated mess that deters low-income families. Ellen Frishberg's solution offers better information, not more money.
February 3, 2005
"You're too young to know about the cafeterias," said Julius Jacobson. "The cafeterias were wonderful," said Phyllis Jacobson. "There's nothing like them today." "The cafeterias and the automats were the center of New York intellectual life back then," they continued. Each one finishing the other's thought, as old couples often will. "You'd buy a sandwich or a piece of pie, both if you could afford it, but what you really went there to do was talk." They talked. And I listened, hoping, as ever, to be transported into their past, at least for a while.
February 2, 2005
KC Johnson wants colleges to resist a new push to reform "liberal education."

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