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July 28, 2016
Lincoln University’s decision to suspend its history major ignores W. E. B. Du Bois’s belief in the power of history to shape lives in the present and his vision of the university as a center to help reconstruct the world, argues J. Mark Leslie.
July 27, 2016
In Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold gives a succinct, lucid, fairly dispassionate and almost incessantly even-handed presentation of relations between the United States and Russia, writes Scott McLemee.

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July 27, 2016 - 9:00pm
Any higher ed lessons from this very funny book?
July 26, 2016 - 9:07pm
A new book looks at the issues libraries face and proposes six steps toward “Reimagining the Academic Library.”
July 26, 2016 - 9:00pm
A wonderful novel that offers a bleak picture of American life in 2029.

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May 8, 2009
Clarity and consistency can help students and professors avoid negotiations and complaints over grades, writes Shari Dinkins.
May 7, 2009
Strangely, business gurus like Peter Drucker have often made a more compelling argument for liberal education than the academy has, writes Melanie Ho.
May 6, 2009
As the U.S. economy has derailed, those colleges fortunate enough to have endowments have seen them shrink. Now more than ever, it is critical that they reconsider how they spend the income from those funds, diminished as it is. Colleges that let individual units or departments keep their own endowment revenues risk increasing the gap between their campuses’ “have” and “have-not” programs.
May 5, 2009
Robert Weisbuch considers the strengths of disciplines -- and how their interactions should change.
May 4, 2009
The recession and resulting budget cuts endanger key university and state efforts that promote economic growth, writes Roger L. Geiger.

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