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February 23, 2018
Colleges and universities shouldn't care about, or recognize, skills that aren't woven into a program of study that gives them meaning, Johann N. Neem argues.
February 23, 2018
Almost a century after Prohibition went into effect, we remember it as Puritanism run amok. Scott McLemee looks into a book taking a different view.

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February 23, 2018
What does "winning" mean for a higher education institution?
February 23, 2018
Is there a way to recognize the racism that produced the Rodney King beatings without ignoring the lives of people like Tonya Harding? 
February 22, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.

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July 15, 2010
Policy makers offer many theories about what's wrong and many potential solutions, sound and faddish, writes Garrison Walters. But creating a pervasive education culture alone will make us successful.
July 14, 2010
A sociologist speculates on the nature and function of awards. Scott McLemee considers the merits of the argument.
July 13, 2010
Discouraging companies from using young people as free labor is laudable, but colleges, not the government, should gauge the educational value of internships, writes Joseph E. Aoun.
July 12, 2010
The new tool won't replace computers, but could replace paper and shift economics of journal articles, writes Alex Golub.
July 9, 2010
An article here last year, "Sophie's Choice for 2-Year Colleges," may create the mistaken impression that the crisis in our educational system can be managed and resolved through a bitter regimen of "tough choices." The article details the decision of San Joaquin Delta College, facing deep budget cuts, to preserve some programs by eliminating others, particularly those for students needing remedial instruction or starting to learn English.

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