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July 20, 2018
Scott McLemee continues his roundup of upcoming titles from university presses, focusing this time on books that consider our origins and prospects as a species, as well as the bioethical dilemmas we're creating for ourselves.
July 19, 2018
If we as faculty members truly want to own the assessment of student performance and understanding, then we should work together toward meaningful solutions and processes, writes Will Miller.

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July 20, 2018
Getting ready for a son's next steps.
July 19, 2018
Launching a new higher ed website is a lot like giving birth – with all its joys and challenges. Here are a few takeaways from someone who’s recently gone through the process.

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May 9, 2011
Speakers should be ashamed of charging to appear, and colleges should stop offering the money, writes Pablo Eisenberg.
May 6, 2011
Stephanie McNulty expresses gratitude for the progress women of her generation have made – but envisions what must be done to make academe even friendlier for the next one.
May 6, 2011
After seeing the way CUNY's board treated Tony Kushner, Ellen Schrecker wants to return the honorary doctorate she received.
May 5, 2011
When I first heard about it, I said to myself, “How do I kill this idea?” My chancellor wanted to participate in a reality show. What a nightmare!It was during my first months on campus. A new job, at a University of California campus on the rise. Great plans to help this campus break into the national consciousness. So very many heavy, strategic communications activities to organize.And now a reality show. What a nightmare!
May 4, 2011
Ayn Rand's magnum opus took 54 years to put on the screen. Scott McLemee is underwhelmed by the result.

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