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July 28, 2016
Lincoln University’s decision to suspend its history major ignores W. E. B. Du Bois’s belief in the power of history to shape lives in the present and his vision of the university as a center to help reconstruct the world, argues J. Mark Leslie.
July 27, 2016
In Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold gives a succinct, lucid, fairly dispassionate and almost incessantly even-handed presentation of relations between the United States and Russia, writes Scott McLemee.

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July 27, 2016 - 9:00pm
Any higher ed lessons from this very funny book?
July 26, 2016 - 9:07pm
A new book looks at the issues libraries face and proposes six steps toward “Reimagining the Academic Library.”
July 26, 2016 - 9:00pm
A wonderful novel that offers a bleak picture of American life in 2029.

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December 10, 2008
Eighty years ago, a prominent black intellectual disappeared from the historical record. Scott McLemee talks to the man who rescued him from oblivion. With a podcast.
December 9, 2008
Memo to President-elect Obama: History shows that expanding access to higher education is a smart investment during economic downturns, writes John Aubrey Douglass.
December 8, 2008
Teresa Ghilarducci recounts the experience of having her academic research suddenly end up in the presidential campaign -- and become right wing media target.
December 5, 2008
Financial headlines got you (and your endowment) down? David Galef shares U of All People's strategies for refilling its coffers.
December 4, 2008
In Talking Out of School: Memoir of an Educated Woman (Dalkey Archive Press), Kass Fleisher reviews her education and her career in college teaching -- without holding back criticism of herself or academe. Sexual politics, class politics and academic politics all figure prominently. The following excerpt is from a section in which she recalls her years as an adjunct.

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