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April 26, 2017
In Paranoid Science: The Christian Right’s War on Reality, Antony Alumkal shows that hostility toward science -- including a kind of fearful contempt toward scientists -- is fairly palpable, writes Scott McLemee.
April 26, 2017
Colleges and universities need to step up on behalf of faculty and staff members, argues an anonymous writer, and engage not simply in the prevention of suicide but also its destigmatization.

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April 26, 2017
Techniques that work for community colleges.  
April 26, 2017
It was during an era much like ours when the public library became an American institution.

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December 4, 2008
In Talking Out of School: Memoir of an Educated Woman (Dalkey Archive Press), Kass Fleisher reviews her education and her career in college teaching -- without holding back criticism of herself or academe. Sexual politics, class politics and academic politics all figure prominently. The following excerpt is from a section in which she recalls her years as an adjunct.
December 3, 2008
A new book explores the art of the public grovel. Scott McLemee takes notes.
December 2, 2008
As Harvard honors Sen. Edward Kennedy for his contributions to the nation, Wick Sloane, whose community college students depend on the financial aid he has fought for, is there.
December 1, 2008
Carolyn Foster Segal is less than impressed with the promise of her college and many others to teach "leadership."
November 26, 2008
John Fea offers a reminder of why academics should be thankful for the professional lives they lead.

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