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April 28, 2016
It's not what boards do (or don't do) but how they do their work that really matters, say Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower.
April 27, 2016
Scott McLemee reviews Life Beyond Boundaries: A Memoir, by Benedict Anderson, whose sense of scholarship, and of life itself, was that it ought to be a mode of open-ended exploration.

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April 28, 2016 - 7:32pm
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April 28, 2016 - 9:30am
Consultants in higher education are rarely welcome. Often seen as mercenaries, or as cover for a management team seeking  to make staff reductions, our experience is that above all, they are regarded as outsiders.

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June 29, 2007
Will colleges and universities yield on new buildings for funds to keep low-income students in school and help veterans go to college? Wick Sloane asks.
June 28, 2007
"There's a faggot over there! There's a faggot over there! Come look!" Brian, a senior at "River" High School yelled to a group of 10 year-old boys. The group of boys dashed after Brian as he ran down the hallway, towards the presumed "faggot." Peering down the hallway I saw Brian's friend, Dan, waiting for the boys. As the boys came into his view, Dan pursed his lips and began sashaying toward them. He swung his hips exaggeratedly and wildly waved his arms on the end of which his hands hung from limp wrists. To the boys Brian yelled, referring to Dan, "Look at the faggot! Watch out!
June 27, 2007
The cliché of the absent-minded, asexual professor is dead. Scott McLemee looks at "the new academic stereotype."
June 26, 2007
In the movie "Ghostbusters," Dan Aykroyd commiserates with Bill Murray after the two lose their jobs as university researchers. “Personally, I like the university. They gave us money and facilities, and we didn’t have to produce anything. You’ve never been out of college. You don’t know what it’s like out there. I’ve worked in the private sector.
June 25, 2007
Proposed regulations about military recruiting and ROTC threaten key academic values, writes John K. Wilson.

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