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July 8, 2020
In its latest announcement, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is strong-arming colleges to fully resume on-campus instruction, regardless of the risks or damages.
July 8, 2020
That isn’t education -- it’s indoctrination, writes Jonathan Zimmerman, who warns against imposing a singular interpretation or ideology that prevents a true and honest education around race.
July 7, 2020
Contact tracing will go beyond our institutional control, warns Michael Corn, as its practical requirements will assuredly draw our data out and, in the process, erode confidentiality protections.

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July 8, 2020
A small scale natural experiment for a post-comments IHE.
July 8, 2020
"Give us what we want, or these vulnerable students get it."

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April 15, 2005
John V. Lombardi on why the student/faculty ratio owns a special place among the most spurious of higher education statistics.
April 14, 2005
Time to face up to reality: The world is flat....
April 13, 2005
Freedom of speech is crucial both to a healthy democracy and the life of the mind. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits Congress from any act that would abridge it and the charters of most of our colleges and universities recognize that freedom of thought and speech are essential to a healthy academic community.
April 12, 2005
Ask almost any American writer today for a list of his or her literary idols, and Frank Conroy’s name usually rises near the top. The author of one of the best books of our age, Stop-Time, published in 1967, as well as the director of the greatest incubator of literary talent ever assembled, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Conroy was as close to legend as any living writer gets. Not to mention a Grammy winner—for best liner notes. Despite a rough beginning, he made the most of a life that ended last week, when he died at age 69 of colon cancer.
April 11, 2005
An academic blogger talks about a new campaign to interest readers in fiction that they might otherwise miss.

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