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February 23, 2018
Colleges and universities shouldn't care about, or recognize, skills that aren't woven into a program of study that gives them meaning, Johann N. Neem argues.
February 23, 2018
Almost a century after Prohibition went into effect, we remember it as Puritanism run amok. Scott McLemee looks into a book taking a different view.

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February 23, 2018
What does "winning" mean for a higher education institution?
February 23, 2018
Is there a way to recognize the racism that produced the Rodney King beatings without ignoring the lives of people like Tonya Harding? 
February 22, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.

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February 10, 2010
All hail the scholarship of Jean-Baptiste Botul! Scott McLemee looks into a case of philosophical fact-checking.
February 9, 2010
By rejecting anthologies and rebuffing biographers, a great author limited his future readership, writes Leonard Cassuto.
February 8, 2010
The New York Times last month reported a story about several politically active students who crossed the line from what the Times called “high jinks” to allegedly committing a federal felony (by breaking into the office of Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to learn whether the Senator’s office was deliberately not answering phone calls). While this criminal activity is nothing short of outrageous, I assume it is an aberration. It is, however, connected to a bigger problem.
February 5, 2010
Maria Shine Stewart, a first timer at the annual gathering of literature and language instructors, will be paying off the trip for a while. But it was well worth it for the content and camaraderie, she writes.
February 4, 2010
Professors may get much better feedback by waiting a while -- and then asking students to reflect on what stayed with them, writes Tom Deans.

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