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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 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?
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February 21, 2017
Iowa's proposal for political balance in faculty hiring.  

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January 18, 2008
Mitchell Lipton, a dean, recalls three scenes that illustrate how something terribly wrong has happened to the system.
January 17, 2008
Rob Weir nominates eight academic fights to give up in '08
January 16, 2008
A new book looks at media bias in coverage of women running for president. Scott McLemee considers the talking points.
January 15, 2008
Contractual relationships with corporations have tarnished higher education's public image. College presidents and trustees must work to restore it, writes Constantine W. Curris.
January 14, 2008
Groups should be more honest about the job market and find ways to force departments to treat applicants with some courtesy, writes Michael Bowen.

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