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October 19, 2018
In On the Future: Prospects for Humanity, Martin Rees encourages us to think beyond the new norms of diminished and collapsing expectations, writes Scott McLemee.
October 19, 2018
Many community colleges rely too much on associate degrees that have little labor market value and too rarely lead to a four-year credential, Ryan Craig argues.
October 18, 2018
Stephen J. Ceci, Scott O. Lilienfeld and Wendy M. Williams suggest a possible solution to the thorny debate over the practice.

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October 19, 2018
FAFSA, debt relief, comic relief.
October 19, 2018
The college presidency.
October 18, 2018
Why this excellent book gets higher education completely wrong.

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March 11, 2005
"Rambling Wreck," the "Stein Song," and the "Aggie War Hymn" -- Mark Drozdowski analyzes the deeper meaning of college fight songs.
March 10, 2005
Lacan, Zizek, Cornel West, Paradise Lost and Chairman Mao are all connected. Sort of....
March 9, 2005
How can public colleges remain relevant to citizens of their state? By using the ideas their scholars generate to transform lives, Richard A. Cherwitz argues.
March 8, 2005
A couple of years ago, a book appeared which might as well have had the title The Pedagogy of Zaniness. (Let's just call it that, to avoid giving it any more publicity.) The author was an academic; but more, he was also one wacky dude. And by following his instructions, you, too, could be a wacky dude, or dudette, as the case may be.
March 7, 2005
Like ancient Rome in its waning days, American higher education is corrupted by excess. According to a now infamous 2003 New York Times article, for instance, Ohio State University boasts a massive facility its peers call the "Taj Mahal," which features kayaking, canoeing, a ropes course and massages. Washington State University possesses the largest Jacuzzi on the West Coast, a tub that can accommodate up to 53 people. And that just scratches the surface.

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