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July 27, 2016
In Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold gives a succinct, lucid, fairly dispassionate and almost incessantly even-handed presentation of relations between the United States and Russia, writes Scott McLemee.
July 26, 2016
Perhaps we in higher ed should consider motivating students to graduate by focusing more on what they have left to do than what they have already done, argues Alexandra W. Logue.

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July 27, 2016 - 9:00pm
Any higher ed lessons from this very funny book?
July 26, 2016 - 9:07pm
A new book looks at the issues libraries face and proposes six steps toward “Reimagining the Academic Library.”
July 26, 2016 - 9:00pm
A wonderful novel that offers a bleak picture of American life in 2029.

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May 29, 2009
Wick Sloane offers his personal approach for improving (low) community college completion rates: Sticky buns, handshakes and a little more time.
May 28, 2009
Michael D. Yates recalls frustrations with students over preparation -- and how he turned to unlikely sources to try to inspire a change.
May 27, 2009
The Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities was held in Washington last week. Scott McLemee experiences "the wisdom of repugnance."
May 27, 2009
In response to an essay last week, four financial aid directors explain their reasons for supporting President Obama's student loan proposal.
May 26, 2009
On a personal note: My students this semester knew I was writing about my experience teaching while serving as a college president. Several times as we approached the end of the term, I shared with them that I had learned a lot this semester and would miss them. One student in the class expressed surprise -- he had not thought about my learning during the semester. This last column is an effort to explain something about the co-learning that transpired. In a sense, this is a “thank-you” note to my students. ***

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