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August 24, 2016
Scott McLemee reviews a scholarly article that examines how small but significant tweaks to an academic paper's title can make it more likely to win attention.
August 23, 2016
Donald Trump’s election would cause fundamental harm to the country, and higher education leaders should intervene to call out the dangers, writes Michael Roth.

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August 24, 2016 - 5:27am
We are all laborers. Things will be better when we embrace this fact.
August 23, 2016 - 9:15pm
The challenge of public statements when there isn't enough money.
August 23, 2016 - 9:06pm
There's a lot to like about Wikipedia, but it's becoming a hostile place for many editors.

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February 14, 2008
Valentine's Day. Time to pull out your Shakespeare's Sonnets, choose one to type up in a fancy font for that special someone, and deliver it with a box of chocolates. But as you thumb through the sonnets you begin wonder why they ever got connected with romance in the first place. Here's one that begins "When forty winters shall beseige thy brow / And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field." A warning about growing less beautiful with age isn't going to win anyone's heart -- especially someone who's seen 40 winters.
February 13, 2008
There is more to Richard Posner's book on public intellectuals than the Top 100 list. Scott McLemee revisits it....
February 12, 2008
Should college and university professors alone have their work protected by "the scholar's woolen cloak?" Alan Contreras can't imagine why.
February 12, 2008
Michael Bugeja recalls how he learned development and offers tips for those who didn't expect that to be part of their careers.
February 11, 2008
Victor E. Ferrall Jr. writes that these institutions are vital to society -- and need to replace their sales pitches with arguments and policies that are more true to their missions.

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