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May 5, 2016
The values that undergird higher education as a guarantor of human dignity and enlightenment are under a special intensity of attack, argues Robert Weisbuch, while we in academe seem preoccupied with the little stuff.
May 4, 2016
The torture of a foreign student has become the synecdoche for uncounted thousands of people now in Egyptian prisons or graves, writes Scott McLemee.

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November 30, 2006
In an excerpt from her new book, C.K. Gunsalus considers why academe attracts a certain kind of nasty person -- and what departments can do about it.
November 29, 2006
A new anthology of quotations bridges the gap between high culture and mass media. Scott McLemee wonders if it's sturdy enough.
November 28, 2006
The future of higher education may lie in the English-speaking world's oldest model of university organization, writes Robert O'Hara.
November 27, 2006
Asked to examine problems in college sports, committee of presidents blames the other guys, the professors, writes Tom Palaima.
November 22, 2006
The guy featured on the poster had a long white beard and dark black sunglasses, the kind worn by people too cool for any room they might ever enter. At first it looked like he might be the guitar player for ZZ Top. But on closer examination you saw that the event being advertised was not a rock concert but, rather, a "transdisciplinary celebration" called "Why Melville Matters Now.” The man behind those shades was the creator of tortured souls like Ishmael and Bartleby.

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