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June 22, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.
June 21, 2018
Deborah Parker describes how it feels to be an Asian faculty member in Italian, a field in which there are very few minorities, and how greater diversification offers a way forward.

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June 21, 2018
Narrow and deep, or broad and shallow?
June 21, 2018
Libraries have had a long time to develop a set of core values. What if those were applied to our broader information environment?

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February 2, 2006
One university seeks to turn a big gift into an admissions advantage. The latest from David Galef's fevered imagination.
February 1, 2006
About 10 minutes into last week's now legendary episode of Oprah (the show that made it to the front page of newspapers; the one that left "memoirist" James Frey on the verge of confessing that he possibly made up his own name, but couldn’t be sure), one part of my mind was riveted to the tube while another part wandered off to conduct an intensive seminar about the whole thing, complete with Power Point slides containing extensive quotations from Foucault’s late writings on the "technologies of the self."
January 31, 2006
By publishing their own student evaluations, colleges can help students become good consumers, says James D. Miller.
January 30, 2006
Shari Wilson wonders why some of her students improve dramatically when they must work without keyboards.
January 30, 2006
Inspired by James Frey and Oprah and with appreciation to Wallace Stevens, a poem by Margaret Soltan.

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