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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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October 26, 2009
Dan Edelstein asks whether liberal education is credible without foreign languages.
October 23, 2009
In 2001 I donated my collection of prints by sculptors to the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern, though some of the prints still adorn the walls of my house and won’t get to Evanston until after my death. You can assume -- and you would be right -- that a collector of such works has been a lifetime “consumer” and supporter of the arts.
October 22, 2009
The new dress code at Morehouse College is about more than clothes, writes Marybeth Gasman.
October 21, 2009
Can scholarship in the humanities be done outside the ivory tower? Scott McLemee goes to Iowa to find out...
October 20, 2009
The ultimate in job security discourages the challenging, innovative scholarship it was designed to protect, writes Mark Kingwell.

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