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July 1, 2015
Three years ago, the New York Public Library almost succumbed to a dubious renovation plan. Scott McLemee reports on a book about what happened next.
June 30, 2015
Dan Edelstein reflects on how his mentor's pedagogy helps him to this day, but the reality that he could never impose such tough love on his own students.

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June 30, 2015 - 9:13pm
What to do when your scientific project hits a roadblock.
June 30, 2015 - 9:04pm
Pushing ahead amid tragedies.

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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.
May 18, 2007
Shari Wilson considers what she's learned while teaching at a university and why she's happy to be moving to a community college.
May 17, 2007
Luis M. Proenza writes that it's time to rethink the way we compare universities -- and to move beyond grant totals.
May 16, 2007
Did a postmodern theorist conceal his Stalinist past? Scott McLemee looks down the memory hole.

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