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September 1, 2015
Garrison Walters offers colleges and their leaders some things to think about as they weigh presidential perks. To wit, rationalization is the road to ruin, and if you really want art, buy it yourself. You can afford it.
September 1, 2015
K. Jamie Rogers says critics have misunderstood proposed changes in engineering accrediting standards, and that the possible shifts are still being modified.

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September 1, 2015 - 3:00am
If you think the cost of developing a shared brand across your campus is pricey, consider the opportunity cost of not doing so.
August 31, 2015 - 9:39pm
What skills do students need, regardless of major or career? What skills do we just expect all educated adults to have?
August 31, 2015 - 9:07pm
How to apply the lessons learned during an undergraduate athletic career to the pursuit of the Ph.D.

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May 25, 2007
A newly tenured professor, having crossed the great divide, shares some tips for those hoping to follow.
May 24, 2007
Shelton L. Williams, who experienced the previous worst massacre on an American campus 40 years ago, discusses the implications of the Virginia Tech shootings.
May 23, 2007
Looking for a brief holiday from total seriousness? Scott McLemee checks into some good destinations for a mental vacation.
May 22, 2007
Jeffrey Berman always encourages "risky writing" by students -- and explains what happened when he shared with them the most personal of works he could have written.
May 21, 2007
People often ask me why I serve on so many committees. I usually tell them a story about my grandfather. When I was a young child, I often saw him in a T-shirt that read, “Don’t ask me, I’m not on a committee.” Beneath this motto was a trail of enigmatic paw prints. To my young eyes, the paw prints seemed to indicate a level of playfulness and mischief, but also perhaps an element of dehumanization. Even before I knew what a committee was, I made up my mind that I wouldn’t make the same mistake. I would be on a committee.

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