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May 28, 2015
It's time for new ideas to confront an old problem: the gap between the wealthiest colleges and all others. Karen Gross offers several bound to stimulate an argument.
May 27, 2015
A social theorist's new book considers the darker impulses beneath phony smiles and social media "like" messages. Scott McLemee checks it out.

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May 28, 2015 - 3:00am
Five reasons universities should look inside first for creative communications. Guest blogger David Baker makes the case for building and keeping talent on campus. 
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March 28, 2006
Debate over a new financial aid grant program reveals how irrationally Washington makes decisions about higher education, Neal McCluskey argues.
March 27, 2006
Colleges and universities have come under relentless pressure from lawmakers and the public about retention and graduation issues, and demands for accountability based on graduation rates have increased across the country. Higher education even faces the possibility of standardized achievement testing, which has made life at the K-12 level miserable for teachers without necessarily improving student learning.
March 24, 2006
Shari Wilson considers why professors create so many barriers to interacting with others -- and the personal costs of such divides.
March 23, 2006
The latest exhibit in an increasingly frustrating pattern of eroding public trust is that of the College Board's misrepresentation of 4,000 students' SAT scores. The fact that the mistake occurred, while significant and unfortunate, is not really at the heart of the public's concern. As the College Board stated in its initial press release, the students affected by this error represent only eight-tenths of one percent of the more than 400,000 students who took the test in October.
March 22, 2006
Once a band gets to the recording studio, lawyers often grab the microphone. Scott McLemee asks a musicologist if that's a good thing.

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