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May 5, 2016
The values that undergird higher education as a guarantor of human dignity and enlightenment are under a special intensity of attack, argues Robert Weisbuch, while we in academe seem preoccupied with the little stuff.
May 4, 2016
The torture of a foreign student has become the synecdoche for uncounted thousands of people now in Egyptian prisons or graves, writes Scott McLemee.

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January 8, 2008
Professors complain about all the writing they have to do to get students into grad school, but Randal Doane wonders if they think enough about the process.
January 7, 2008
“The banquet of my Wiley years was the tutelage of Tolson.”-- James Farmer, Lay Bare the Heart
January 4, 2008
It’s getting steadily harder for academically competitive universities to play big-time football without compromising themselves. Allen Sack suggests a new approach.
January 3, 2008
After a year in which it dominated the headlines, the student loan “scandal” has lost its head of steam. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has largely moved on to other areas of interest. And the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, which have each passed different Sarbanes-Oxley-like versions of legislation to address the issue, have also taken up other matters for now.
January 2, 2008
The executive editor of MIT Press has been at his post for three decades. Scott McLemee checks in with a patriarch of academic publishing.

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