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February 27, 2020
What should leaders be doing to prepare their colleges if the situation worsens? Chuck Staben offers suggestions.
February 26, 2020
College is still a promising investment, but the increasingly dynamic labor market requires a much more deliberate emphasis on the soft or human skills that we often claim to be cultivating passively, argues Terry McDonough.
February 25, 2020
Our students deserve better than the mess our lending policies have created, 73 scholars write.

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February 27, 2020
Small change, large consequences.
February 26, 2020
What will happen to your personal library, as well as everything else that your kids won't want?
February 26, 2020
What if the learning and engagement from a single class offering were not to stop with the semester -- if instead it continued throughout a career?

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April 18, 2005
David Galef on "What I Learned at the Associated Writing Programs Conference."
April 15, 2005
John V. Lombardi on why the student/faculty ratio owns a special place among the most spurious of higher education statistics.
April 14, 2005
Time to face up to reality: The world is flat....
April 13, 2005
Freedom of speech is crucial both to a healthy democracy and the life of the mind. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits Congress from any act that would abridge it and the charters of most of our colleges and universities recognize that freedom of thought and speech are essential to a healthy academic community.
April 12, 2005
Ask almost any American writer today for a list of his or her literary idols, and Frank Conroy’s name usually rises near the top. The author of one of the best books of our age, Stop-Time, published in 1967, as well as the director of the greatest incubator of literary talent ever assembled, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Conroy was as close to legend as any living writer gets. Not to mention a Grammy winner—for best liner notes. Despite a rough beginning, he made the most of a life that ended last week, when he died at age 69 of colon cancer.

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