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May 25, 2018
Scott McLemee on a surprising aspect of Amy Werbel's Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock.
May 24, 2018
Miriam Elizabeth Burstein offers a Gilbert and Sullivan take on academe.

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May 24, 2018
I think I denied students access to the best parts about writing for too long.
May 24, 2018
And why this would be good for both universities and for lifelong learners.
May 24, 2018
Lived experience as a source of authority.

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June 1, 2010
In the early 1990s, two social psychologists conducted an experiment to see whether our society’s negative racial stereotypes affect the learning experience of students in our educational institutions. They selected a group of black and white Stanford undergraduates and gave them a test made up of items from the advanced Graduate Record Examination in literature. The students had been statistically matched for ability, and since most of them were sophomores, the GRE-based test was intentionally chosen so that it would be challenging and difficult for them.
May 28, 2010
Wick Sloane thinks he's the right man to lead the American Association of Community Colleges. Here's his platform.
May 28, 2010
William L. Fox on why, as a president, he works poetry into many of his speeches, and why doing so resonates with alumni.
May 27, 2010
In 1981, Grey Poupon took the nation by storm. Although the little-known Dijon mustard had been manufactured for more than a century, in the early ’80s it went from a minor six-figure business to a retail powerhouse. Most people remember the famous TV ad in which one Rolls-Royce pulls up next to another. An aristocratic-looking passenger rolls down the back window to ask, “Pardon me. Would you have any Grey Poupon?”
May 26, 2010
University presses are rethinking how they approach the publishing industry's biggest shindig. Scott McLemee reports.

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