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August 31, 2016
In our digital age, some people predict that writing by hand could become an antiquarian hobby, but Anne Trubek's The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting is a story of metamorphosis, not of decline, writes Scott McLemee.
August 30, 2016
Recognizing graduate students as employees is good for the whole university, argues Mary Grace B. Hébert.

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August 30, 2016 - 9:04pm
“How many students does a section need to have to run?”  
August 30, 2016 - 9:00pm
 The paradox of growth being good for the platform, but bad for its users.
August 30, 2016 - 8:02pm
A review of Ingrid Burrington's new book, Networks of New York.

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October 31, 2007
The editors of the cultural magazine .N+1 are publishing a booklet called What We Should Have Known: Two Discussions that they have prepared for undergraduates. Copies have only just come back from the printer, it seems, but I’ve had a look at a prepublication PDF and now feel a certain evangelizing fervor for the whole project.
October 30, 2007
Making Pell Grants available to 11th graders could help students from low-income families realize that affording a higher education is within their reach, Mark G. Yudof writes.
October 29, 2007
Paula M. Krebs considers the way applying for a major foundation grant offers ideas for managing academic life generally.
October 26, 2007
Like most young faculty members, I began my first job with my eyes on the prize six years ahead -- tenure. Even though I was coming out of University of the Elite and heading Rural College, I was under no illusions that it would be easy. Amidst the bucolic surroundings and relaxed environment of my new institution, I knew I would be buried under a 4-4 teaching load, the pressure to produce a book pre-tenure, and the usual service work and personal attention to students that small institutions expect.
October 25, 2007
Terry Caesar considers the assumptions academics make about fellow academics -- many times based on a less than complete reality.

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