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June 25, 2018
How have institutions like the University of Oxford endured for centuries through so many dramatic changes, asks Reverend John I. Jenkins, and what might their staying power teach us now?
June 22, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.

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June 24, 2018
The questions to ask about enrollment.  
June 24, 2018
What would happen if every residential course was designed in the same way as our best online courses?

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February 10, 2010
All hail the scholarship of Jean-Baptiste Botul! Scott McLemee looks into a case of philosophical fact-checking.
February 9, 2010
By rejecting anthologies and rebuffing biographers, a great author limited his future readership, writes Leonard Cassuto.
February 8, 2010
The New York Times last month reported a story about several politically active students who crossed the line from what the Times called “high jinks” to allegedly committing a federal felony (by breaking into the office of Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to learn whether the Senator’s office was deliberately not answering phone calls). While this criminal activity is nothing short of outrageous, I assume it is an aberration. It is, however, connected to a bigger problem.
February 5, 2010
Maria Shine Stewart, a first timer at the annual gathering of literature and language instructors, will be paying off the trip for a while. But it was well worth it for the content and camaraderie, she writes.
February 4, 2010
Professors may get much better feedback by waiting a while -- and then asking students to reflect on what stayed with them, writes Tom Deans.

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