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February 22, 2017
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.

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February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?
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February 21, 2017
Iowa's proposal for political balance in faculty hiring.  

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November 19, 2008
A new book reflects on the writer as migrant. Scott McLemee tracks it down.
November 18, 2008
Many critiques of affirmative action fail to understand how decisions are actually made, writes Julie Vultaggio.
November 17, 2008
William Major writes that he can't imagine punishing or rewarding a student for political reasons. But he wonders how much grades may be determined by whether professors like or dislike students.
November 14, 2008
The burgeoning financial pressures on institutions increase the need for them to look for creative ways to make health insurance more affordable, not less, for their students, writes Jon Englund.
November 13, 2008
Beverly Daniel Tatum considers why, as so many students rejoice in the election of Barack Obama, some campuses are experiencing racial incidents linked to the election.

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