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June 26, 2017
As right-wing groups scale up their attacks on higher education, colleges and universities need to take bold steps to support scholars who are being targeted, argue Jessie Daniels and Arlene Stein.
June 23, 2017
The White House’s proposed budget cuts to language and exchange programs will make America less able to communicate with and understand our allies and potential adversaries abroad, argues Karl Eikenberry.

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June 25, 2017
Rather than teaching students to fail, I want them to learn to define their own personal rules for the game.
June 25, 2017
How reading ‘Upside’ made me wonder about what we call ourselves.
June 25, 2017
Why do people with credit cards use payday lenders? Why do people with checking accounts use check-cashing stores?

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January 20, 2009
Professors have an obligation to respond to the crisis of global climate change with a new form of engaging their students, writes Eban Goodstein.
January 19, 2009
It's time to shift the way contingent faculty members -- and their tenure-track colleagues -- think about their work and how to improve their treatment, writes Steve Street.
January 16, 2009
It's here to stay, writes Andrei Codrescu, who offers his poetry course to illustrate.
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.)

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