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July 26, 2017
Scott McLemee writes of the recent passing of George A. Romero, the “godfather of zombie film,” and how his work was simultaneously horrific and satirical.
July 25, 2017
We in higher education should set an example of professionalism and clean up our language, especially when it comes to the “queen mother of dirty words,” argues Brent Foster.

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August 6, 2009
I came across the story of University of Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin’s bad behavior a little late, which in this era of the 24-hour news cycle was approximately one day. This meant I was reading editorials rather than breaking news stories. What struck me most -- initially -- about the coverage of the incident was that I could not actually find the details of the incident itself. It took me quite a long time -- at least 10 minutes, which, in high-speed internet time, is a lengthy period -- to find out exactly what McMackin said.
August 5, 2009
Scott McLemee looks at four recent university press titles that almost slipped under the radar.
August 4, 2009
We all owe Catherine Watt, the former Clemson administrator who gave a well-publicized presentation on her university’s efforts to improve its U.S. News & World Report ranking, our gratitude.
August 3, 2009
Rob Franciosi thought his students shared too much. Then he had something to share.
July 31, 2009
It’s a dramatic tale: The story of the once-wealthy institution that houses America’s smartest -- our leading university, perhaps the world’s -- now just scraping by. Searches frozen and secretaries dismissed, hot breakfasts suspended, trash piled high: Harvard is “poor,” its endowment “collapsed,” according to Vanity Fair magazine.

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