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March 1, 2017
Tom Nichols devotes most of The Death of Expertise to identifying how 21st-century American life blurs the line between fact and opinion, writes Scott McLemee.
March 1, 2017
Credential innovation is so important because colleges provide much of what employers are looking for, but they don’t assess, document and communicate those outcomes, argues Matthew Pittinsky.

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March 1, 2017
Talking to community college students about paying for college.  
March 1, 2017
Anxiety leads to protest movements.
March 1, 2017
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September 17, 2009
David Galef describes how the men, women and children of U of All People are welcoming in the new academic year.
September 16, 2009
Jim Carroll and Paul Ricoeur looked death in the face and wrote about it. Scott McLemee reads the fragments....
September 15, 2009
It’s not easy to find a country in the Middle East whose universities honor academic freedom as we know it in most Western countries. Syria is a police state, comparable in some ways to North Korea or Myanmar. Iran has substantially become one. Egypt’s security police maintain a chilling presence on campus. The one country that maintains academic freedom is Israel, though of course not in the occupied territories. The comparative climate for intellectual debate in the region is too often ignored or slighted in discussions promoted by the various boycott movements.
September 15, 2009
A trip to the movie theater and an offhanded comment from an employee prompt Karen Gross to reflect on the similarities between cooking and presiding over a college.
September 14, 2009
In Part 2 of his essay, Robert Zemsky lays out the three big goals of serious higher ed reform: proving that students learn, bolstering pre-college preparation, and fixing financial dysfunction.

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