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June 22, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.
June 21, 2018
Deborah Parker describes how it feels to be an Asian faculty member in Italian, a field in which there are very few minorities, and how greater diversification offers a way forward.

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June 21, 2018
Narrow and deep, or broad and shallow?
June 21, 2018
Libraries have had a long time to develop a set of core values. What if those were applied to our broader information environment?

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October 15, 2010
The various players in higher ed policy -- governments, accreditors, institutions and families -- should take on roles that suit them and stop overreaching, A. Lee Fritschler and Arthur Hauptman argue.
October 14, 2010
Dan Edelstein wonders if elite colleges, by making the undergraduate experience so enticing and expensive, are unintentionally diverting students from the humanities.
October 13, 2010
The C.L.R. James Library stands fast -- and Amazon launches the digital pamphlet. Scott McLemee reports.
October 12, 2010
Antioch College, emerging from the ashes of its involuntary auto de fé, plans to appoint a new president shortly and bring in its first class of new students in the fall of 2011.
October 12, 2010
The student worker in our department office had messed up the committee report so that Page One was tucked between Pages Three and Five, and the last page was missing. A colleague of mine called this problem to her attention. “My bad!” she said cheerfully as she walked away.A pause hung in the air. “Whatever happened to ‘I’m sorry’?” muttered the committee head, and we proceeded without the faulty report.

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