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May 4, 2015
It's time for conservatives who claim to support the humanities to move beyond a single author and to question program cuts and a culture that devalues literary study.    
May 1, 2015
Presidents need to teach undergraduates, writes Julie Wollman.

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October 17, 2005
Universities celebrate their achievements in an endless series of public pronouncements. Like the imaginary residents of Lake Wobegon, all universities are above average, all are growing, and all improve. In most cases, these claims of progress rest on a technically accurate foundation:   Applications did increase, the average SAT scores did rise, the amount of financial aid did climb, private gifts did spike upward, and faculty research funding did grow.
October 14, 2005
When I was just a few years out of graduate school I wrote a “treatment” for a television series to be called “The Young Professors.” The show tracked the adventures of three new assistant professors as they negotiated the ins and outs of life at Soybean State College, a medium-sized, teaching-intensive public institution somewhere in the Midwest.
October 13, 2005
Jerome Karabel's book about Ivy League admissions touches a bundle of raw nerves. Scott McLemee twitches in response.
October 12, 2005
When department members come together, Terry Caesar writes, they reveal much about themselves -- and academic life.
October 11, 2005
The online version of a print journal must be more than just an electronic version of the original, writes Collin Brooke.

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