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July 31, 2015
When departments hire outside their areas of expertise, criticism can be no surprise, writes Cary Nelson.
July 31, 2015
Michael Rothberg considers the lines from Gaza to social media to Illinois -- and their implications for university governance.

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August 2, 2015 - 8:33pm
Open thoughts.
August 2, 2015 - 3:28pm
Early in my career, I had the pleasure of team teaching a course on the Economics of Higher Education with then Hofstra President Robert Payton.
August 2, 2015 - 3:22pm
Avoiding extreme choices -- and tragedies.

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September 6, 2006
Perhaps 9/11 might have been prevented, but not the conspiracy theories about it. Scott McLemee tries on a shiny new tinfoil hat.
September 5, 2006
The Rev. John P. Minogue surveys the shifts in higher education, and sees more change ahead.
September 1, 2006
As a teacher of writing and literature at Salem State College, I hear a lot of stories. My students, although they may never have ventured more than 20 miles from where they were born, bring hard lessons of endurance to the classroom that seem more profound than any I'd had at their age. For years I've believed that they bring a certain wisdom to the class, a wisdom that doesn't score on the SAT or other standardized tests. The old teaching cliché -- I learn from my students -- feels true, but it is hard to explain. I'm not particularly naïve. I know that life can be difficult.
August 31, 2006
Just because professors disagree with a policy doesn't mean it violates fundamental rights, writes John Friedl.
August 30, 2006
After 3 seasons of eloquence and bloodshed, "Deadwood" has come to an end. Scott McLemee looks off into the sunset.

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