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September 21, 2017
By concentrating so heavily on graduation rates, policy makers are ignoring danger signs that the amount that students are learning in college may be declining, writes Derek Bok.
September 20, 2017
Scott McLemee reviews Manhunt: Unabomber, a dramatic miniseries about Theodore Kaczynski and his capture by the FBI.

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September 21, 2017
Could the big idea that has captured so much of our higher ed imagination actually be wrong?
September 21, 2017
Incorporating inclusive language in the admissions process

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April 23, 2009
Linda Adler-Kassner and Susanmarie Harrington call for a focus on visibility and responsibility -- and write that a shift in language would place the emphasis on teaching and learning.
April 22, 2009
A recent study shows surprising support for redistributing the wealth. Scott McLemee dips in cautiously.
April 21, 2009
President Obama's student loan plan will drastically increase financial support for students. Congress must not put the interests of lenders ahead of that goal, Pedro de la Torre III and Carmen Berkley write.
April 20, 2009
In California, and to a lesser extent in many states, the problem of overcrowded community colleges and public universities is getting worse. To address this problem, many institutions are choosing to offer online programs, and students are enrolling. While online degree programs can help solve this crisis, there are program delivery, retention and degree-completion challenges posed by this type of learning that must be addressed if we are to serve students well.
April 17, 2009
College leaders are understandably focused on short-term financial woes. But they'll err -- and do long-term damage, Peter Stokes writes -- if they hunker down and avoid asking basic questions about what they do.

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