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November 15, 2018
The University of California, Los Angeles, is right to do so, argues Carmen Mitchell, and other institutions would be smart to follow suit.
November 14, 2018
Alan R. Townsend describes why he left a top research university to help lead a small liberal arts college.
November 14, 2018
Free, accessible curricular materials may have many benefits for students. But the research conducted so far hasn't delivered the required proof yet, Regan Gurung writes.

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November 15, 2018
Anything that delays grades creates issues.
November 15, 2018
In my experience as editor of a cultishly popular humor website, seeking diversity was a key to improving quality.
November 15, 2018
The Trump story offers racism and sexism to white rural working class men. What might a progressive story offer?

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August 17, 2011
A historian's thoughts on recent American religious history resonate with the campaign season. Scott McLemee looks around the paywall.
August 16, 2011
If universities want to end athletic scandals, they need to kill Division I football and basketball, writes Lewis Margolis.
August 15, 2011
Daniel S. Hamermesh studied why more attractive people are more successful -- and found evidence that the trend applies in academe.
August 12, 2011
Discouraging professors of journalism from doing journalism themselves is like telling a music professor to give away his piano and write about people who still play one. In the fall of 2010 I was denied funding by the journalism department at the American University in Cairo, my employer at the time, for travel to Tunisia, where I was hoping to write about the lack of journalistic attention on that despotic country. Why the rejection? I was a tenure-track faculty member with a Ph.D. and, therefore, I should have been conducting only “academic” research, not political analysis.
August 11, 2011
In the time of Twitter, concision may be a valid goal in student writing. But clarity and accuracy are often emphasized too little, Kim Epting argues.

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