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May 6, 2016
The big question in hiring somebody right out of graduate school is not about the person's research but whether he or she can deal with teenagers who have never read serious literature and don’t particularly want to, writes Bruce Fleming.
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.

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April 29, 2008
While colleges must avoid waste, they need to be careful that demands for cost-cutting -- especially in a period of tight state budgets -- don't destroy their values and mission, write Eric Gilbertson and Daniel Hurley.
April 28, 2008
Around 1952, the brown treesnake ( Boiga irregularis) arrived on Guam from somewhere in the South Pacific, presumably as an accidental passenger on a cargo vessel. It settled in and multiplied. This snake’s invasion of Guam is a nightmarish instance of ecological disaster. The animal has devoured the whole populations of native species on the island, blown electrical generators, gulped down pets, and attacked children.
April 25, 2008
For society to thrive, universities can -- must -- introduce their students to the perennial questions and issues that define democratic theory and practice, writes Thomas Lindsay.
April 24, 2008
Unless it is altered, legislation pending in Congress would negatively affect research universities, administrators and inventors alike, write Sheldon Steinbach and Bruce Wieder.

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