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May 5, 2016
The values that undergird higher education as a guarantor of human dignity and enlightenment are under a special intensity of attack, argues Robert Weisbuch, while we in academe seem preoccupied with the little stuff.
May 4, 2016
The torture of a foreign student has become the synecdoche for uncounted thousands of people now in Egyptian prisons or graves, writes Scott McLemee.

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October 23, 2007
Everyone knows that rock and roll is all about kicking out the jams: ditching uptight squares, taking long rides in the dark of night, and being a street fightin' man -- or woman. As The Who put it, it's about hoping to die before you get old. But what does rock mean to a new generation of uptight (if updated and wired) squares, afraid of the open road, who have little fight in them? What does rock mean for a generation that has never been allowed to be young -- let alone hope to die before they get old?
October 22, 2007
Discussions of how to diversify the research world and of how to work beyond the boundaries of traditional fields should be combined, write Diana Rhoten and Stephanie Pfirman.
October 19, 2007
Carolyn Segal considers the impact of an essay -- and its unexpected afterlife in the world of plagiarism Web sites.
October 18, 2007
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, a president-turned-presidential search consultant, considers why many candidacies are needlessly ruled out, and suggests that the questions asked may be too narrow.
October 17, 2007
They long for a clash of civilizations that would destroy our liberties. Scott McLemee worries about the fanatics among us.

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