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June 15, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Michael Ohl’s The Art of Naming, which explores some of the one million animal species that have been identified.
June 14, 2018
Describing his service on a voluntary visiting team, Bob Ubell defends regional accreditation as a form of “deliberative democracy” and urges us not to hand it over to a federal education police force.

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June 17, 2018
Perspectives on jobs in and out of academe.
June 17, 2018
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June 14, 2018
I'm not losing my mind yet, but it's close.

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November 5, 2010
Last week Inside Higher Ed published a column by Scott McLemee entitled “Rude Democracy,” which discussed Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and apparent trends indicating a lack of political engagement among young people. McLemee’s argument was both intelligent and important, but I believe there’s another side to the story of Stewart’s rally, political civility, and turnout among college students and young voters in the 2010 midterm election.
November 4, 2010
Reflecting on the recent The Humanities and Technology conference (THAT Camp) in San Francisco, what strikes me most is that digital humanities events consistently tip more toward the logic-structured digital side of things. That is, they are less balanced out by the humanities side. But what I mean by that itself has been a problem I've been mulling for some time now. What is the missing contribution from the humanities?I think this digital dominance revolves around two problems.
November 3, 2010
In a new collection of essays, scholars assess the presidency of George W. Bush. Scott McLemee takes a look.
November 2, 2010
When some colleagues thought they would enhance student reading of Walden by reconstructing Thoreau's cabin, they ran into bureaucracy that offered its own lessons, writes Michael Smith.
November 1, 2010
Higher education's efforts to assure continuation of student insurance plans reflect a need to clear up ambiguity in the law, write Terry Hartle and Steven Bloom.

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