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August 25, 2016
Simple characterizations of campus protests as confrontations between hypersensitive students and fearful campus employees do little to advance the goal of achieving equity in higher education, write Magdalena L. Barrera and Shelley S. Lee.
August 25, 2016
It depends on whom you ask, write David L. Brunsma, David G. Embrick and James M. Thomas, who contend that institutional leaders often try to deny racial tensions on their own campuses.

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August 25, 2016 - 3:30am
When good leaders stay on too long.
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A book that says nothing about the winner-take-all postsecondary labor market - but might have.
August 24, 2016 - 5:27am
We are all laborers. Things will be better when we embrace this fact.

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June 3, 2008
Many years ago, I was at a New York Philharmonic concert with my husband. Isaac Stern was performing, and given his age, I was thrilled to be in the audience. I had a similar reaction each time I watched Leonard Bernstein conduct in his later years. I thought each performance might be his last. In the middle of the second movement of the first piece, Stern, seated next to the conductor, just stopped playing. Literally. A hush fell over the auditorium. The orchestra’s sound petered out – instrument by instrument. The audience had that “what just happened?” look.
June 2, 2008
Robert Brooker sympathizes with his students' complaints about the books' costs, but argues that their value is worth it.
May 30, 2008
Alexander Maxwell argues that eliminating a German department may be an entirely appropriate decision for a university to make.
May 29, 2008
A recent loss reminds Rob Weir of the importance of looking for ideas in unorthodox places.
May 28, 2008
Last week, Intellectual Affairs gave the recent cable TV miniseries “Sex: The Revolution” a nod of recognition, however qualified, for its possible educational value. The idea that sex has a history is not, as such, self-evident. The series covers the changes in attitudes and norms between roughly 1950 and 1990 through interviews and archival footage. Most of this flies past at a breakneck speed, alas. The past becomes a hostage of the audience’s presumably diminished attention span.

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