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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 27, 2016
Humor and gravity.
September 27, 2016
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September 30, 2008
Todd Diacon wonders what today's students -- behind their closed doors -- don't know about their dormmates and how that lack of interaction is changing the nature of the college experience.
September 29, 2008
Timothy Burke looks at the changing economic landscape for higher education -- and sees a coming period of relative austerity.
September 26, 2008
It isn't as spiffy as the homeland security threat level system, but David Galef tries to explain the latest revision of U of All People's course coding system.
September 25, 2008
Barack Obama’s campaign slogan, “Change we can believe in,” will never be mistaken for a classic of the genre. It has none of the poetry of “morning again in America,” the precision of “a chicken in every pot,” or the back-slapping bonhomie of “I like Ike.”
September 24, 2008
A new book looks at the dumbing-down of American politics. Scott McLemee is surprised it's in one volume.

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