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September 26, 2016
Three major experiences shape student motivation to stay in college and graduate, writes Vincent Tinto.
September 23, 2016
As we consider which aspects of racism we in higher education can most effectively address, we need to make our institutions ideal places for cultivating the sociological imagination, writes Judith Shapiro.

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September 26, 2016
An interview with instructional designer Kes Schroer.
September 26, 2016
Thinking about our research soundscapes.
September 25, 2016
There's good reasons why C students in intro courses are less likely to graduate.

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June 3, 2008
Many years ago, I was at a New York Philharmonic concert with my husband. Isaac Stern was performing, and given his age, I was thrilled to be in the audience. I had a similar reaction each time I watched Leonard Bernstein conduct in his later years. I thought each performance might be his last. In the middle of the second movement of the first piece, Stern, seated next to the conductor, just stopped playing. Literally. A hush fell over the auditorium. The orchestra’s sound petered out – instrument by instrument. The audience had that “what just happened?” look.
June 2, 2008
Robert Brooker sympathizes with his students' complaints about the books' costs, but argues that their value is worth it.
May 30, 2008
Alexander Maxwell argues that eliminating a German department may be an entirely appropriate decision for a university to make.
May 29, 2008
A recent loss reminds Rob Weir of the importance of looking for ideas in unorthodox places.
May 28, 2008
Last week, Intellectual Affairs gave the recent cable TV miniseries “Sex: The Revolution” a nod of recognition, however qualified, for its possible educational value. The idea that sex has a history is not, as such, self-evident. The series covers the changes in attitudes and norms between roughly 1950 and 1990 through interviews and archival footage. Most of this flies past at a breakneck speed, alas. The past becomes a hostage of the audience’s presumably diminished attention span.

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