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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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July 22, 2011
Idling in rush hour traffic, on my way home after finishing my last class of the day, I have lots of time to wonder who exactly comes up with all those brilliant ideas that are ruthlessly yet passively absorbed into our lives without discussion, fanfare, or debate, and simply become accepted as, "That's just the way things are done." Oh, you know what I mean. Who constructed the miniature containers of half & half such that when you finally pull back the tab that’s been welded closed, you will certainly spew milk everywhere but into your coffee cup?
July 21, 2011
Developmental education is a K-12 problem, costs colleges dearly, and proves that some students shouldn't go to college. Right? Jane Wellman and Bruce Vandal challenge misperceptions.
July 20, 2011
Rick O'Donnell, who pushed for the release of faculty workload statistics in Texas, explains their implications for higher education's future.
July 20, 2011
With e-book sales rising and Borders about to close for good, the post-print age looks closer than ever. Scott McLemee goes underground.
July 19, 2011
Peter Boghossian explains why he sought to disabuse a student of her Creationist views -- and why professors must challenge assumptions with facts.

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