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May 25, 2018
Scott McLemee on a surprising aspect of Amy Werbel's Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock.
May 24, 2018
Miriam Elizabeth Burstein offers a Gilbert and Sullivan take on academe.

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May 24, 2018
I think I denied students access to the best parts about writing for too long.
May 24, 2018
And why this would be good for both universities and for lifelong learners.
May 24, 2018
Lived experience as a source of authority.

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January 22, 2010
Higher education leaders should work together to find an alternative to the Carnegie Unit for measuring academic credit -- unless they want the government to impose one, writes Steven D. Crow.
January 22, 2010
There is no national emergency, writes Bernard Fryshman: Higher education's longstanding method of defining academic credit remains valid today.
January 21, 2010
Even old news can be dismal, and that is the case at hand. For about 40 years, by my calculation, American universities have been admitting too many candidates for doctorates in the liberal arts and the social sciences and, startling attrition along the way notwithstanding, have produced too great a supply of Ph.D.'s for a dwindling demand. There are proposed remedies for this injustice that prepares people exclusively for work that will not be available to them, but I want to address a different problem.
January 20, 2010
The psychiatric emergency room is where people have the worst day of their lives. Scott McLemee recommends a gripping memoir.
January 19, 2010
Are students lazy, technologically sophisticated or both? Jerry Pattengale evaluates the evidence.

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