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June 22, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.
June 21, 2018
Deborah Parker describes how it feels to be an Asian faculty member in Italian, a field in which there are very few minorities, and how greater diversification offers a way forward.

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June 21, 2018
Narrow and deep, or broad and shallow?
June 21, 2018
Libraries have had a long time to develop a set of core values. What if those were applied to our broader information environment?

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January 28, 2010
Congress should regularly require states to maintain their spending on higher education, F. King Alexander argues.
January 27, 2010
It is not only people living on islands who count as insular -- etymology notwithstanding. Consider a recent piece by New York Times columnist David Brooks, whose usual shtick might be called “Thornstein Veblen for Dummies.” Using the disaster in Haiti following the earthquake earlier this month as his peg, Brooks diagnosed the country’s poverty and imploding civil society as byproducts of Voodoo – which, with its magical worldview, discourages rational calculation and planning.
January 26, 2010
It's time for all colleges to release an understandable report on how they measure learning, and accreditors should require such disclosure, writes Douglas C. Bennett.
January 25, 2010
Colleges and athletic departments need new policies to promote opportunity for everyone to participate in sports programs, write Pat Griffin and Helen Carroll.
January 22, 2010
Higher education leaders should work together to find an alternative to the Carnegie Unit for measuring academic credit -- unless they want the government to impose one, writes Steven D. Crow.

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