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February 23, 2018
Colleges and universities shouldn't care about, or recognize, skills that aren't woven into a program of study that gives them meaning, Johann N. Neem argues.
February 23, 2018
Almost a century after Prohibition went into effect, we remember it as Puritanism run amok. Scott McLemee looks into a book taking a different view.

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February 23, 2018
What does "winning" mean for a higher education institution?
February 23, 2018
Is there a way to recognize the racism that produced the Rodney King beatings without ignoring the lives of people like Tonya Harding? 
February 22, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.

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August 4, 2009
We all owe Catherine Watt, the former Clemson administrator who gave a well-publicized presentation on her university’s efforts to improve its U.S. News & World Report ranking, our gratitude.
August 3, 2009
Rob Franciosi thought his students shared too much. Then he had something to share.
July 31, 2009
It’s a dramatic tale: The story of the once-wealthy institution that houses America’s smartest -- our leading university, perhaps the world’s -- now just scraping by. Searches frozen and secretaries dismissed, hot breakfasts suspended, trash piled high: Harvard is “poor,” its endowment “collapsed,” according to Vanity Fair magazine.
July 30, 2009
Those who fear that the sector is ailing should take a closer look at public institutions that aren't afraid to mix accounting courses with their philosophy offerings, writes Bill Spellman.
July 29, 2009
Jerome Weeks went from literary scholarship to Grub Street -- then on to multimedia broadcasting. Scott McLemee catches up.

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