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July 27, 2016
In Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold gives a succinct, lucid, fairly dispassionate and almost incessantly even-handed presentation of relations between the United States and Russia, writes Scott McLemee.
July 26, 2016
Perhaps we in higher ed should consider motivating students to graduate by focusing more on what they have left to do than what they have already done, argues Alexandra W. Logue.

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July 26, 2016 - 9:07pm
A new book looks at the issues libraries face and proposes six steps toward “Reimagining the Academic Library.”
July 26, 2016 - 9:00pm
A wonderful novel that offers a bleak picture of American life in 2029.
July 26, 2016 - 8:36pm
I see some parallels.

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June 1, 2016
Scott McLemee ruminates on the memoir of Barbara Ehrenreich, who, while more or less an agnostic, undergoes what sounds like the sort of crisis described by saints and mystics.
May 31, 2016
How young people armed with smartphones became so unable or unwilling in critical instances to talk to each other is a fundamental question for higher education, writes Jeffrey Herbst.
May 27, 2016
John Fea, a history chair, describes what he learned on his daughter's college tours about the presence or absence of a liberal arts ethos.
May 26, 2016
Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn takes issue with arguments that the erosion of faculty members' participation in shared governance is entirely due to forces beyond their control.
May 26, 2016
Dick Gregory writes that students who are protesting against a dean who recommended his autobiography should think about which battles matter the most.

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