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February 21, 2020
Scott McLemee reviews a crop of upcoming books focused on anger.
February 20, 2020
Income-driven repayment plans are a crucial safety net for student loan borrowers, but they include well-known design flaws. Jessica Thompson and Michele Streeter write about bipartisan solutions to improve the plans.
February 19, 2020
What appeared during the 1980s to be an invigorating and just revision of a narrow curriculum has turned out to be no curriculum at all, writes Mark Bauerlein.

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February 20, 2020
In an age of adjunctification, is it even possible to discuss extending the protections of academic freedom to alternative academics?
February 20, 2020
Can you reject your profs’ opinions and still expect to be welcomed into the academy?
February 20, 2020
Better ways to embed dialogue and interaction into asynchronous online classes.

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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.
April 11, 2005
An academic blogger talks about a new campaign to interest readers in fiction that they might otherwise miss.

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