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February 22, 2017
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.

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February 21, 2017
Iowa's proposal for political balance in faculty hiring.  
February 21, 2017
The real meaning of the WCET Distance Education Price and Cost Report.

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December 4, 2008
In Talking Out of School: Memoir of an Educated Woman (Dalkey Archive Press), Kass Fleisher reviews her education and her career in college teaching -- without holding back criticism of herself or academe. Sexual politics, class politics and academic politics all figure prominently. The following excerpt is from a section in which she recalls her years as an adjunct.
December 3, 2008
A new book explores the art of the public grovel. Scott McLemee takes notes.
December 2, 2008
As Harvard honors Sen. Edward Kennedy for his contributions to the nation, Wick Sloane, whose community college students depend on the financial aid he has fought for, is there.
December 1, 2008
Carolyn Foster Segal is less than impressed with the promise of her college and many others to teach "leadership."
November 26, 2008
John Fea offers a reminder of why academics should be thankful for the professional lives they lead.

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