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April 29, 2016
Wick Sloane wonders if filling an auditorium to discuss the problem of campus hunger and homelessness is progress -- and if screaming would make a difference.
April 29, 2016
Chuck Staben explains why the University of Idaho has decided to abandon the highest level of NCAA football -- and why his institution is unlikely to be the last to do so.

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April 29, 2016 - 9:42am
Surveilling students isn't in anyone's interest except the people who make the software.
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Hunger, teaching, an American car and Prince.
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January 19, 2009
It's time to shift the way contingent faculty members -- and their tenure-track colleagues -- think about their work and how to improve their treatment, writes Steve Street.
January 16, 2009
It's here to stay, writes Andrei Codrescu, who offers his poetry course to illustrate.
January 15, 2009
If you use textbooks in courses, writes Thomas D. Sigerstad, there are concrete steps that cut costs -- and don't hurt the quality of education.
January 14, 2009
Wandering around the Lyceum with an entourage, Aristotle would hold forth on his conception of the universe: one in which God is the Unmoved Mover, while all else shuttles between the potential and the actual. Part of what we know about Aristotle’s thought comes via notes from those lectures. (You picture a student scribbling furiously as the philosopher pauses to dislodge a stone from his sandal.)
January 13, 2009
It’s often said that one of the great failings of American higher education is that teaching fails to get the respect it deserves. It seems to me, however, that, especially in the humanities, the current academic generation is significantly more dedicated to teaching than most of us were when I started out in this profession in the early sixties. The real problem, as I see it, is that the way we think about teaching needs to change.

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