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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 25, 2018
They admit they're not up to the task of stitching the country back together. Who is?
February 25, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.
February 25, 2018
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to subsidize “all motivated and able Japanese youth who wish to study abroad.” 

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July 12, 2005
When real-estate professionals wanted some respect, they created an academic field. Scott McLemee wonders how that worked out for them.
July 11, 2005
One parent’s view of the process at selective colleges, by Deirdre Henderson.
July 8, 2005
A movie makes Terry Caesar reflect on why ethical standards -- and standards generally -- are no longer viewed in absolute terms.
July 7, 2005
Revelations about a player in Watergate have put an end to one mystery. But Scott McLemee wonders if the enigma doesn't linger.
July 6, 2005
Shari Wilson wonders what to do when she sees another adjunct cutting curricular corners.

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