October 27, 2016
While it is impossible to “futureproof” a board, assessing its strengths and potential vulnerabilities can go a long way toward ensuring that it is prepared for what’s ahead, write Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower.
October 26, 2016
Intercollegiate athletics programs, which are only justifiable on our campuses if they can offer significant learning experiences, should be assessed for their educational impact, argues Michael G. Bowen.

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October 26, 2016
Five disguises you might don during graduate school.
October 26, 2016
An Open Access Week thought: Take that energy expended in fighting journal cancelations and put it somewhere useful - into open access to research.


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.
May 27, 2008
The U.S. government's new plan for keeping lenders in the loan program -- requested by lenders themselves -- resuscitates an appealing idea that they rejected a decade ago, Donald M. Feuerstein writes.


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