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November 25, 2015
How Would You Like to Pay? explores the anthropology of the expanding new world of smartphone wallets and other forms of mobile payments, writes Scott McLemee.
November 24, 2015
Humanities scholars conduct their research in an arena that is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, and they should be funded accordingly, writes Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt.

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November 29, 2015 - 9:17pm
Explaining the problems with a flawed analysis of higher education's problems.  
November 29, 2015 - 9:00pm
An argument about the unintended consequences of online learning for foundational residential courses.
November 29, 2015 - 5:34pm
Why change is needed now.


February 14, 2008
Valentine's Day. Time to pull out your Shakespeare's Sonnets, choose one to type up in a fancy font for that special someone, and deliver it with a box of chocolates. But as you thumb through the sonnets you begin wonder why they ever got connected with romance in the first place.Here's one that begins "When forty winters shall beseige thy brow / And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field." A warning about growing less beautiful with age isn't going to win anyone's heart -- especially someone who's seen 40 winters.
February 13, 2008
There is more to Richard Posner's book on public intellectuals than the Top 100 list. Scott McLemee revisits it....
February 12, 2008
Should college and university professors alone have their work protected by "the scholar's woolen cloak?" Alan Contreras can't imagine why.
February 12, 2008
Michael Bugeja recalls how he learned development and offers tips for those who didn't expect that to be part of their careers.
February 11, 2008
Victor E. Ferrall Jr. writes that these institutions are vital to society -- and need to replace their sales pitches with arguments and policies that are more true to their missions.


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