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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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February 14, 2008
Valentine's Day. Time to pull out your Shakespeare's Sonnets, choose one to type up in a fancy font for that special someone, and deliver it with a box of chocolates. But as you thumb through the sonnets you begin wonder why they ever got connected with romance in the first place.Here's one that begins "When forty winters shall beseige thy brow / And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field." A warning about growing less beautiful with age isn't going to win anyone's heart -- especially someone who's seen 40 winters.
February 13, 2008
There is more to Richard Posner's book on public intellectuals than the Top 100 list. Scott McLemee revisits it....
February 12, 2008
Should college and university professors alone have their work protected by "the scholar's woolen cloak?" Alan Contreras can't imagine why.
February 12, 2008
Michael Bugeja recalls how he learned development and offers tips for those who didn't expect that to be part of their careers.
February 11, 2008
Victor E. Ferrall Jr. writes that these institutions are vital to society -- and need to replace their sales pitches with arguments and policies that are more true to their missions.

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