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September 23, 2016
As we consider which aspects of racism we in higher education can most effectively address, we need to make our institutions ideal places for cultivating the sociological imagination, writes Judith Shapiro.
September 22, 2016
Proponents of digital badges and alternative credentials have valuable goals, writes Colin Mathews, but are pushing a universal language of credentialing that is unnecessary and unfair.

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September 22, 2016
Star Trek, job security, movies and a future author.
September 22, 2016
Steps you can take this week, this month, and this year.
September 22, 2016
Why you have a fast job in a slow institution.

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May 25, 2007
A newly tenured professor, having crossed the great divide, shares some tips for those hoping to follow.
May 24, 2007
Shelton L. Williams, who experienced the previous worst massacre on an American campus 40 years ago, discusses the implications of the Virginia Tech shootings.
May 23, 2007
Looking for a brief holiday from total seriousness? Scott McLemee checks into some good destinations for a mental vacation.
May 22, 2007
Jeffrey Berman always encourages "risky writing" by students -- and explains what happened when he shared with them the most personal of works he could have written.
May 21, 2007
People often ask me why I serve on so many committees. I usually tell them a story about my grandfather. When I was a young child, I often saw him in a T-shirt that read, “Don’t ask me, I’m not on a committee.” Beneath this motto was a trail of enigmatic paw prints. To my young eyes, the paw prints seemed to indicate a level of playfulness and mischief, but also perhaps an element of dehumanization. Even before I knew what a committee was, I made up my mind that I wouldn’t make the same mistake. I would be on a committee.

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