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September 2, 2015
All too familiar: a disturbed loner wins posthumous recognition by mixing mass murder and mass media. Scott McLemee consults an Italian theorist's reflections on the problem.
September 1, 2015
Garrison Walters offers colleges and their leaders some things to think about as they weigh presidential perks. To wit, rationalization is the road to ruin, and if you really want art, buy it yourself. You can afford it.

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MOOCs as a mechanism to advance disciplinary (as opposed to pedagogical) thinking.

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May 29, 2008
A recent loss reminds Rob Weir of the importance of looking for ideas in unorthodox places.
May 28, 2008
Last week, Intellectual Affairs gave the recent cable TV miniseries “Sex: The Revolution” a nod of recognition, however qualified, for its possible educational value. The idea that sex has a history is not, as such, self-evident. The series covers the changes in attitudes and norms between roughly 1950 and 1990 through interviews and archival footage. Most of this flies past at a breakneck speed, alas. The past becomes a hostage of the audience’s presumably diminished attention span.
May 27, 2008
The U.S. government's new plan for keeping lenders in the loan program -- requested by lenders themselves -- resuscitates an appealing idea that they rejected a decade ago, Donald M. Feuerstein writes.
May 23, 2008
Carolyn F. Segal, an English professor, and Libby Segal, her daughter and a college athlete, reflect on what it means when a team is eliminated.
May 23, 2008
Carolyn F. Segal, an English professor, and Libby Segal, her daughter and a college athlete, reflect on what it means when a team is eliminated.

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