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August 24, 2016
Scott McLemee reviews a scholarly article that examines how small but significant tweaks to an academic paper's title can make it more likely to win attention.
August 23, 2016
Donald Trump’s election would cause fundamental harm to the country, and higher education leaders should intervene to call out the dangers, writes Michael Roth.

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August 24, 2016 - 5:27am
We are all laborers. Things will be better when we embrace this fact.
August 23, 2016 - 9:15pm
The challenge of public statements when there isn't enough money.
August 23, 2016 - 9:06pm
There's a lot to like about Wikipedia, but it's becoming a hostile place for many editors.

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June 2, 2008
Robert Brooker sympathizes with his students' complaints about the books' costs, but argues that their value is worth it.
May 30, 2008
Alexander Maxwell argues that eliminating a German department may be an entirely appropriate decision for a university to make.
May 29, 2008
A recent loss reminds Rob Weir of the importance of looking for ideas in unorthodox places.
May 28, 2008
Last week, Intellectual Affairs gave the recent cable TV miniseries “Sex: The Revolution” a nod of recognition, however qualified, for its possible educational value. The idea that sex has a history is not, as such, self-evident. The series covers the changes in attitudes and norms between roughly 1950 and 1990 through interviews and archival footage. Most of this flies past at a breakneck speed, alas. The past becomes a hostage of the audience’s presumably diminished attention span.
May 27, 2008
The U.S. government's new plan for keeping lenders in the loan program -- requested by lenders themselves -- resuscitates an appealing idea that they rejected a decade ago, Donald M. Feuerstein writes.

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