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February 22, 2017
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.

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February 22, 2017
Responses prompt new questions.  
February 22, 2017
Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.
February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?

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March 24, 2009
Given the competition, acceptance to selective colleges has become almost a random process. Why not end the myth, Chad Aldeman writes, and admit qualified students using a raffle?
March 23, 2009
With so many good scholarly books going unread, and good conference papers unheard, it's time to rethink how we share information in academe, writes Ken Coates.
March 20, 2009
Higher education needs to get serious about materials found in electronic formats, writes Sara Kubik.
March 19, 2009
It's time for humanists to move beyond a Luddite approach on student learning, for strategic and educational reasons, David Scobey argues.
March 18, 2009
A prominent critic worries about college students' extracurricular reading. But Scott McLemee wonders about the best-seller lists....

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