October 24, 2016
Now is the time to identify how to inspire young people to tackle the grand challenges of the 21st century, writes the White House's Tom Kalil.
October 24, 2016
While colleges throughout the nation are expanding civic engagement opportunities for students, Julie E. Wollman questions whether the current efforts are working as well as hoped.

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October 23, 2016
When good intentions aren't enough and student success is at risk.  
October 23, 2016
Why meaningful progress is an untidy business.
October 23, 2016
What they have in common ...  


April 29, 2008
While colleges must avoid waste, they need to be careful that demands for cost-cutting -- especially in a period of tight state budgets -- don't destroy their values and mission, write Eric Gilbertson and Daniel Hurley.
April 28, 2008
Around 1952, the brown treesnake ( Boiga irregularis) arrived on Guam from somewhere in the South Pacific, presumably as an accidental passenger on a cargo vessel. It settled in and multiplied. This snake’s invasion of Guam is a nightmarish instance of ecological disaster. The animal has devoured the whole populations of native species on the island, blown electrical generators, gulped down pets, and attacked children.
April 25, 2008
For society to thrive, universities can -- must -- introduce their students to the perennial questions and issues that define democratic theory and practice, writes Thomas Lindsay.
April 24, 2008
Unless it is altered, legislation pending in Congress would negatively affect research universities, administrators and inventors alike, write Sheldon Steinbach and Bruce Wieder.
April 23, 2008
How do military reservists balance the two sides of being "citizen-soldiers"? Scott McLemee asks the researchers.


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