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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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January 5, 2009
The recent reports on academic labor by the American Federation of Teachers and Modern Language Association are great news. The great news is not the information the reports present. They offer little that is new or heartening. Instead, they echo what most adjuncts and many academic labor activists already know: Exploitation of contingent academic laborers is growing in scale.
January 2, 2009
Admissions officers should be careful about assuming they have any control, write Doug Usher and Barry Reicherter.
January 2, 2009
Wrapped in high-minded rhetoric, public colleges' plea for federal stimulus funds is purely pork barrel politics, argues Jane S. Shaw.
December 30, 2008
Among Richard Vedder's 10 ways the economic downturn might change campus behavior: bigger teaching loads, more unionization, a truce in the athletics arms race -- and a slowing in college presidents' pay?
December 29, 2008
Carolyn Foster Segal considers -- with some fear -- the number of meetings professors must attend.

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