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April 28, 2016
It's not what boards do (or don't do) but how they do their work that really matters, say Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower.
April 27, 2016
Scott McLemee reviews Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir, by Benedict Anderson, whose sense of scholarship, and of life itself, was that it ought to be a mode of open-ended exploration.

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April 28, 2016 - 7:32pm
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April 28, 2016 - 9:30am
Consultants in higher education are rarely welcome. Often seen as mercenaries, or as cover for a management team seeking  to make staff reductions, our experience is that above all, they are regarded as outsiders.

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February 6, 2007
In one of his Meditations, Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher, wrote, "Time is like a river made up of events which happen, and a violent stream; for as soon as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and another comes in its place, and this will be carried away too." This sense of being a part of a time of incessant change animates the 2006 report of the MLA Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion. Begun in 2004, it is a rich, important document for anyone who wishes to r
February 5, 2007
Wick Sloane, again a candidate, offers his common-sense platform for leading two top liberal arts colleges.
February 2, 2007
The movement to regulate textbook prices could end up hurting instruction and saving little if any money, writes Michael W. Brandl.
February 1, 2007
John V. Lombardi offers an alternative take on this seasonal debate: bowl games or a national football tournament?
January 31, 2007
Keeping up with the culture is a full-time job. Scott McLemee talks with a professor who does it 24-7.

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