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August 17, 2018
Scott McLemee explores the speculation that Donald Trump used a racial epithet through the lens of several scholarly analyses.
August 16, 2018
Cutting off unions' fair share fees for collective bargaining reflects the desire of Republicans to suppress the political speech of their opponents, argues John K. Wilson.
August 15, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education unilaterally decided to change policies to allow the OCR to ignore a large swath of civil rights complaints, argues Aba Blankson.

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August 17, 2018
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August 17, 2018
Sustainability edition.
August 16, 2018
The Teaching Company, Audible, and the new economics of educational content.

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August 15, 2011
Daniel S. Hamermesh studied why more attractive people are more successful -- and found evidence that the trend applies in academe.
August 12, 2011
Discouraging professors of journalism from doing journalism themselves is like telling a music professor to give away his piano and write about people who still play one. In the fall of 2010 I was denied funding by the journalism department at the American University in Cairo, my employer at the time, for travel to Tunisia, where I was hoping to write about the lack of journalistic attention on that despotic country. Why the rejection? I was a tenure-track faculty member with a Ph.D. and, therefore, I should have been conducting only “academic” research, not political analysis.
August 11, 2011
In the time of Twitter, concision may be a valid goal in student writing. But clarity and accuracy are often emphasized too little, Kim Epting argues.
August 10, 2011
Shortly before the bombing and shooting spree in Norway last month that left 77 people dead, Anders Behring Breivik e-mailed a thousand people the document he called his “compendium” -- a more accurate label than “manifesto,” as some have called it, since large chunks of text were cut and pasted from various sources rather than composed by the murderer himself. In its opening, Breivik says he spent three years preparing the work. It runs to 1,518 pages in PDF. There is no table of contents or index. Its final pages contain a number of photographic self-portraits.
August 9, 2011
If colleges want to make it more difficult to earn an A, they need to consider why faculty members feel pressure to award them, writes Peter Eubanks.

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