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February 22, 2017
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.

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February 22, 2017
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February 22, 2017
Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.
February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?

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Colleges should add a line to their tuition bills to help students (and politicians) understand just how much they spend on federal requirements, Diane Auer Jones writes.
January 11, 2010
Chad Orzel considers how scientists communicate with everyone who isn't a scientist.
January 8, 2010
Up in the Air illustrates the ideas -- in surprising ways -- of some of the most prominent sociologists and philosophers of industrial life, writes Susan Herbst.
January 7, 2010
Lev Gonick offers a prospective look at the top technology trends in higher education in 2010.
January 6, 2010
An unusual cultural journal has reinvented itself, both online and in print. Scott McLemee looks into its latest anthology.

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