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August 5, 2015
The 18th century saw the rise of a taste for crumbling architecture and beautiful ruins. Scott McLemee looks at a study of the contemporary equivalent.
August 4, 2015
Kate Blanchard wonders if what higher education truly needs is a fresh start -- even if that means the end of institutions that many revere.  

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August 4, 2015 - 8:17pm
Blackboard is for sale, again.  Let the speculation begin!
August 4, 2015 - 7:01pm
The idea of rankings should be banished from the continent’s higher education conversation that should, instead, focus on fortifying this fast growing sector.
August 4, 2015 - 3:00am
The first decision an institution must make when defining brand architecture is: are we a branded house or a house of brands?

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November 21, 2006
"I wasn't anybody's superior."             --Amélie, in Fear and Trembling One way to characterize work in higher education: It has no bosses. The boss-ridden business world that strikes such glacial terror in the recent movie, The Devil Wears Prada or such giggly absurdity in the current television series, "The Office," is not our world. Miranda Priestly as a dean? No department chair (or provost) would tolerate her. Michael Scott as a department chair? The faculty would just watch him implode.
November 20, 2006
Michigan's abolition of affirmative action doesn't end colleges' responsibility to promote diversity; it only changes the tactics, writes Russell Olwell.
November 17, 2006
As colleges watch graduates pour into the teachers' corps, they should work to support the program and the participants, Daniel R. Porterfield writes.
November 16, 2006
Shari Wilson writes about students and their inability to predict their academic performance -- and why their instructors should worry.
November 15, 2006
Where's Thomas Pynchon? Scott McLemee finds traces....

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