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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
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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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April 7, 2009
For the 11th time since World War II, boom has turned to bust in our economy. Recession brings change in both the public and private sectors, as industries and government are forced to rethink how and to whom they deliver products and services. The current recession will be no exception.
April 6, 2009
Mark Twain once observed that “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Twain may not have been referring to what scholars assume humanities publishers want out of the peer-review process, but he probably would have appreciated the application.
April 3, 2009
At U of All People, as at most colleges, professors examine their peers' teaching performance. David Galef reports on one such encounter.
April 2, 2009
Recent incidents with controversial campus speakers illustrate exactly why colleges must be open to such voices, writes Cary Nelson.
April 1, 2009
All the dark secrets of university life are known to insiders who subscribe to AcademoList. Scott McLemee reports, you decide...

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