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July 31, 2015
When departments hire outside their areas of expertise, criticism can be no surprise, writes Cary Nelson.
July 31, 2015
Michael Rothberg considers the lines from Gaza to social media to Illinois -- and their implications for university governance.

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August 2, 2015 - 3:28pm
Early in my career, I had the pleasure of team teaching a course on the Economics of Higher Education with then Hofstra President Robert Payton.
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Avoiding extreme choices -- and tragedies.
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September 24, 2007
The explanations still don't answer the key questions, and that should concern those who care about academic freedom, writes Jon Wiener.
September 21, 2007
The AAUP's new statement on "Freedom in the Classroom" redefines reality, writes Peter Wood.
September 20, 2007
Emphasis on college costs is obscuring problems that keep many people out of higher education, writes John B. Simpson.
September 19, 2007
A few months back, Intellectual Affairs reported on the work of a couple of social scientists who were studying the contemporary antiwar movement. They have been showing up at the national demonstrations over the past several years and – with the help of assistants instructed in a method of random sampling – conducting surveys of the participants. The data so harvested was then coded and fed into a computer, and the responses cross-correlated in order to find any patterns hidden in the data.
September 18, 2007
“HITS WITH THE APPROXIMATE FORCE AND EFFECT OF ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY” raved Roger Kimball’s review in The New York Times, as quoted on the paperback jacket of Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, a surprise best-seller in 1987 and the opening salvo in a ceaseless conservative war against the academic and cultural left.

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