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February 22, 2017
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.

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February 22, 2017
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February 22, 2017
Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.
February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?

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December 23, 2009
Federal loans should go to those who are most likely to benefit from higher education, not to everyone who can enroll, writes Jackson Toby.
December 22, 2009
A federal investigation into admissions preferences for men will expose a serious problem, and raise the question of why college leaders won't talk about it, writes Richard Whitmire.
December 21, 2009
Forty-five large pizzas, one U.S. senator, and Aristotle and the rhetorical triangle. Wick Sloane and his students report from the land of late night classes.
December 18, 2009
Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered a tough message to state colleges last month: Despite the cascading effects of the recession falling hardest on state governments, states should not expect the federal government to provide stopgap money to maintain business as usual. Duncan advised states to get creative. Lumina Foundation for Education agrees. To increase the percentage of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025, as President Obama aims to do, the nation needs quantum improvements in productivity.
December 17, 2009
Young people are surprisingly absent from the health care debate, even though the stakes are high for them, write Laura Stark and her students.

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