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September 28, 2016
In Deciding What’s True, Lucas Graves traces how media outlets’ internal fact-checking has morphed into something almost antithetical: the very public evaluation of factual assertions made by politicians and other news figures, writes Scott McLemee.
September 27, 2016
Well-meaning administrators and faculty members have put processes into place that show little awareness of the hurdles students confront, says Bridget Burns.

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September 28, 2016
One student reflects on his extracurricular employment.
September 28, 2016
Popular messaging app gets controversial.

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May 1, 2008
While opposing the push to regulate endowment spending, Sharon Herzberger writes that institutions of means could make more of a difference for low-income students beyond their own campuses.
April 29, 2008
While colleges must avoid waste, they need to be careful that demands for cost-cutting -- especially in a period of tight state budgets -- don't destroy their values and mission, write Eric Gilbertson and Daniel Hurley.
April 28, 2008
Around 1952, the brown treesnake ( Boiga irregularis) arrived on Guam from somewhere in the South Pacific, presumably as an accidental passenger on a cargo vessel. It settled in and multiplied. This snake’s invasion of Guam is a nightmarish instance of ecological disaster. The animal has devoured the whole populations of native species on the island, blown electrical generators, gulped down pets, and attacked children.
April 25, 2008
For society to thrive, universities can -- must -- introduce their students to the perennial questions and issues that define democratic theory and practice, writes Thomas Lindsay.

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