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April 23, 2018
As humanists, to make an impression inside our institutions and in the outside world, we need to do a much better job of counting the support our faculty members receive to pursue their work, argues George Justice.
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April 20, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Can Government Do Anything Right? by Alasdair Roberts.

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April 22, 2018
A book on the cognitive science behind flexible thinking.
April 22, 2018
Embracing activism and organizing a large-scale march as a graduate student.

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December 20, 2010
To distract herself from the onslaught of grading, Maria Shine Stewart contemplates commas, dashes and lesser-known marks.
December 17, 2010
The watchdog agency’s admission that report on for-profit colleges was flawed undermines its reputation and the government's aggressive pursuit of the sector, write Frederick M. Hess and Andrew P. Kelly.
December 16, 2010
We all want more young people to attend college. Who would argue with that? Politicians and educators at all levels extol the obvious virtues, from enhanced earning potential to a greater satisfaction in life. One increasingly popular way to encourage college attendance is through dual enrollment, in which students take courses in high school for both high school and college credit.
December 15, 2010
Late last month, following a protest by House G.O.P. leader John Boehner and the Catholic League president William Donohue over its imagery of ants swarming over a crucifix, the National Portrait Gallery removed a video called “A Fire in My Belly” by the late David Wojnarowicz from an exhibition. (See this report in IHE.) Over the past week, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles painted over a mural it had commissioned from an artist named Blu; the mural showed rows of coffins draped in dollar bills.
December 14, 2010
The debate over the merits of faculty tenure at universities is perennial, passionate, and polarized. Supporters hold that tenure is essential if universities are to carry out their unique mission of creating, discovering, advancing and disseminating knowledge. It is vital to ensure academic freedom, required if research and teaching are to be protected from political, social, or ideological constraint. Critics charge that tenure protects unproductive faculty, maintains the status quo in academe, and diminishes the intellectual vitality of universities.

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