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December 7, 2016
In Exiled in America: Life on the Margins in a Residential Hotel, author Christopher P. Dum portrays not only inescapable squalor but also efforts to create order in seriously damaged lives, writes Scott McLemee.
December 7, 2016
In a democracy, students need to learn to live with a high tolerance for ambiguity, writes José Antonio Bowen.

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December 7, 2016
Can Clay Christensen move beyond disruption theory and The Innovators Dilemma?
December 7, 2016
Colleges and universities lose talented people because, increasingly, campus opportunities are not competitive with options elsewhere.
December 7, 2016
Creating a university in a refugee camp was wrought with challenges: unreliable electricity and internet connectivity, lack of technological infrastructure, language gaps, skill gaps, security concerns, more.

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February 20, 2008
Cannibalism and human depravity? Dante would have loved it. Scott McLemee interviews a religious scholar about our fascination with the living dead.
February 19, 2008
Recent steps to help low-income students afford summer positions are nice, says Anthony Paletta, but colleges should go further: by minimizing the value they place on internships.
February 18, 2008
Barbara Fister sees common issues -- and reasons for scholars to pay closer attention -- in the debates over Facebook privacy, Google's library project, and the relationship between academics, libraries and journals.
February 15, 2008
Andrew Ross questions the motives and assumptions behind the push by American universities to open campuses abroad.
February 14, 2008
Valentine's Day. Time to pull out your Shakespeare's Sonnets, choose one to type up in a fancy font for that special someone, and deliver it with a box of chocolates. But as you thumb through the sonnets you begin wonder why they ever got connected with romance in the first place. Here's one that begins "When forty winters shall beseige thy brow / And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field." A warning about growing less beautiful with age isn't going to win anyone's heart -- especially someone who's seen 40 winters.

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