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July 28, 2016
Lincoln University’s decision to suspend its history major ignores W. E. B. Du Bois’s belief in the power of history to shape lives in the present and his vision of the university as a center to help reconstruct the world, argues J. Mark Leslie.
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.

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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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January 15, 2009
If you use textbooks in courses, writes Thomas D. Sigerstad, there are concrete steps that cut costs -- and don't hurt the quality of education.
January 14, 2009
Wandering around the Lyceum with an entourage, Aristotle would hold forth on his conception of the universe: one in which God is the Unmoved Mover, while all else shuttles between the potential and the actual. Part of what we know about Aristotle’s thought comes via notes from those lectures. (You picture a student scribbling furiously as the philosopher pauses to dislodge a stone from his sandal.)
January 13, 2009
It’s often said that one of the great failings of American higher education is that teaching fails to get the respect it deserves. It seems to me, however, that, especially in the humanities, the current academic generation is significantly more dedicated to teaching than most of us were when I started out in this profession in the early sixties. The real problem, as I see it, is that the way we think about teaching needs to change.
January 12, 2009
The honorable political pledge to "make college affordable" becomes a wolf in sheep’s clothing during a recession. And the wolf is at the door. This recession already promises dramatic cuts in state subsides for public colleges and will result in widely condemned tuition increases. Mandates to hold down rising tuitions will surely follow, wrapped in the mantle of greater college affordability and access, but ultimately resulting in less of both.
January 9, 2009
Rather than fret about a college football playoff, the president-elect should worry about universities' relative priorities for sports and academics, write Tom Palaima and Nathan Tublitz.

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