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June 22, 2017
Cathy Sandeen looks back at her past predictions and claims about massive open online courses to see how they’ve held up.
June 21, 2017
Scott McLemee continues to survey some of the upcoming publishing season’s offerings.

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June 22, 2017
The TOS that we haven't read.
June 22, 2017
New York 2140, Change Agent, The Collapsing Empire, and the Expeditionary Force Series.
June 22, 2017
While the number of students admitted into higher education in China reached 6.85 million by 2012, only 8,363 people with disabilities were admitted that year. 

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February 2, 2010
An alumnus with a grudge wreaks havoc by requiring a college to tenure its food service workers. Lee Williams surveys the carnage.
February 1, 2010
Elizabeth Kiss and J. Peter Euben consider why and how colleges engage in a crucial form of instruction.
January 29, 2010
What happens when you pour all your effort into a work -- and hardly anyone seems to notice the result?
January 28, 2010
Congress should regularly require states to maintain their spending on higher education, F. King Alexander argues.
January 27, 2010
It is not only people living on islands who count as insular -- etymology notwithstanding. Consider a recent piece by New York Times columnist David Brooks, whose usual shtick might be called “Thornstein Veblen for Dummies.” Using the disaster in Haiti following the earthquake earlier this month as his peg, Brooks diagnosed the country’s poverty and imploding civil society as byproducts of Voodoo – which, with its magical worldview, discourages rational calculation and planning.

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