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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
Responses prompt new questions.  
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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November 23, 2016
The death of Scott Eric Kaufman -- an American critic and leading first-generation, graduate student blogger -- drives home the sense that this has been an especially cruel year, writes Scott McLemee.
November 22, 2016
Traditional textbooks and teaching resources in these vital fields are simply not as effective as we need them to be, argues Smita Bakshi.
November 22, 2016
Colleges must put the right diversity practices in place to encourage students to pursue important fields like STEM and the biomedical sciences, write Jennifer C. Danek and Marc Nivet.
November 21, 2016
Among other things, assessors routinely ignore standard design principles and practices that are considered essential in most valid research.
November 18, 2016
Controversial decisions, late-night travel, explicit threats -- the president may have brushed them off, but as a governing board, we chose to look at them from a different perspective, writes Marsha Suggs Smith.

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