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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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April 8, 2010
Burck Smith -- though a fan of nontraditional ways to deliver instruction -- worries about deals signed by some colleges that will add to what students must pay.
April 7, 2010
A university exhibit and a new book look at David Foster Wallace's life and work. Scott McLemee visits the relics...
April 6, 2010
Maria Shine Stewart reflects on her childhood dream of teaching. Today, she is a long-term instructor, fully committed ... to three colleges at once.
April 5, 2010
A central discipline finds itself alienated not only from much of society but from the humanities, in large part because of misconceptions about the field, writes Jason Stanley.
April 2, 2010
Oral exams shouldn't be reserved for the dissertation defense, write Tom Deans and Jamie Frueh, who use them with their undergrads.

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