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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 21, 2017
Iowa's proposal for political balance in faculty hiring.  
February 21, 2017
The real meaning of the WCET Distance Education Price and Cost Report.

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May 5, 2008
The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2008 the International Year of Languages. Koïchiro Matsuura, director-general of UNESCO, has said: “Languages are indeed essential to the identity of groups and individuals and to their peaceful coexistence. They constitute a strategic factor of progress towards sustainable development and a harmonious relationship between the global and the local context.” To achieve these goals, cultures and languages can and should play a central role at all levels of education.
May 2, 2008
As the economy reels from the housing crisis, lawmakers should act now to ensure that higher education is not next, Richard Vedder and Andrew Gillen argue.
May 1, 2008
While opposing the push to regulate endowment spending, Sharon Herzberger writes that institutions of means could make more of a difference for low-income students beyond their own campuses.
April 29, 2008
While colleges must avoid waste, they need to be careful that demands for cost-cutting -- especially in a period of tight state budgets -- don't destroy their values and mission, write Eric Gilbertson and Daniel Hurley.

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