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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 22, 2017
Responses prompt new questions.  
February 22, 2017
Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.
February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?

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March 31, 2009
Paul Lyons considers how to encourage undergraduates to talk about sensitive issues, including race, without fear of offending liberal dogma but showing respect for all.
March 30, 2009
Congress needs to create a program that rewards colleges and universities that educate disadvantaged students, write Charles B. Reed and F. King Alexander.
March 28, 2009
Hundreds of billions of dollars are flowing. Wick Sloane wonders: Can't the country spare $100 in textbook loaners for each of the nation's community college students?
March 26, 2009
The National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I men's basketball tournament resumes today. After the nets have been cut at the end of this year’s Final Four, after CBS plays “One Shining Moment” for the umpteenth time, another batch of freshmen will declare themselves eligible for the National Basketball Association draft after only one year in college.
March 25, 2009
One university press shifts to digital, and more will eventually. Scott McLemee wonders if there's more to it than "YouTube with footnotes"...

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