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July 29, 2015
Coming soon to an ecosystem near you: cloned mammoths, dodoes, and other long-dead beasts. Or semi-cloned, anyway. Scott McLemee learns the difference.
July 28, 2015
A faculty member recounts feeling that she couldn't complain about an event that humiliated her and other female professors, but was viewed as "good fun" by many others.

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July 29, 2015 - 3:47am
Are there reliable alternatives to high stakes tests?  
July 28, 2015 - 10:23pm
When someone wants you to believe your work is an illusion, you should be worried.
July 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
Responding to Kevin Carey.

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September 7, 2006
Fleur LaDouleur considers the demise of Pluto and why humanitists weren't in on the big decision.
September 6, 2006
Perhaps 9/11 might have been prevented, but not the conspiracy theories about it. Scott McLemee tries on a shiny new tinfoil hat.
September 5, 2006
The Rev. John P. Minogue surveys the shifts in higher education, and sees more change ahead.
September 1, 2006
As a teacher of writing and literature at Salem State College, I hear a lot of stories. My students, although they may never have ventured more than 20 miles from where they were born, bring hard lessons of endurance to the classroom that seem more profound than any I'd had at their age. For years I've believed that they bring a certain wisdom to the class, a wisdom that doesn't score on the SAT or other standardized tests. The old teaching cliché -- I learn from my students -- feels true, but it is hard to explain. I'm not particularly naïve. I know that life can be difficult.
August 31, 2006
Just because professors disagree with a policy doesn't mean it violates fundamental rights, writes John Friedl.

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