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April 29, 2016
Wick Sloane wonders if filling an auditorium to discuss the problem of campus hunger and homelessness is progress -- and if screaming would make a difference.
April 29, 2016
Chuck Staben explains why the University of Idaho has decided to abandon the highest level of NCAA football -- and why his institution is unlikely to be the last to do so.

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April 29, 2016 - 3:42am
Hunger, teaching, an American car and Prince.
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April 28, 2016 - 9:06pm
A new report from ACRL spells out the findings of a massive student learning assessment project. I still have some questions. 

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August 28, 2008
Forbes portrays its new college rankings as an outcomes-oriented alternative to U.S. News. But the outcomes it chooses -- including Ratemyprofessors.com -- make it seem like a parody, Patricia McGuire writes.
August 28, 2008
Many in the academic community despise college rankings and the implicit associated “grading” of universities. This is terribly ironic since universities depend on metrics such as SAT scores, high school grades, GRE tests and the like to assess the competency of students for admission. Likewise, they use student grades, faculty teaching evaluations and endowment growth figures as metrics to compare students, faculty and institutions with one another.
August 27, 2008
The conflict between Russia and Georgia was a turning point of some kind. Scott McLemee wonders what's the big idea....
August 26, 2008
As David Horowitz would be quick to remind you, academics tend to skew to the left in their political outlook relative to the general population. I am no exception. Like so many of my colleagues, I have followed Barack Obama’s presidential campaign with interest and excitement. South Carolina had an early primary this year, and nearly all of the major candidates came to speak at Clemson University, where I teach.
August 25, 2008
Helen Solterer, with Jean Delabroy, considers how one of the presidential candidate's speeches was used by a French university.

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