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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
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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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December 2, 2009
Cornel West's latest book is a memoir. Scott McLemee thinks it marks the end of the line.
December 1, 2009
Bob Blaisdell considers what perfection looks like to students.
November 30, 2009
Jamshed Bharucha considers the differing challenges facing higher education in India and the United States.
November 25, 2009
It is possible that I have too many books. There, I said it. (That felt weird.)
November 24, 2009
The survey of student engagement has been widely embraced as an accountability tool. But it's flawed as a measure of campus learning, Mark Schneider writes, and even weaker when used for comparing colleges.

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