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May 6, 2016
The big question in hiring somebody right out of graduate school is not about the person's research but whether he or she can deal with teenagers who have never read serious literature and don’t particularly want to, writes Bruce Fleming.
May 5, 2016
The values that undergird higher education as a guarantor of human dignity and enlightenment are under a special intensity of attack, argues Robert Weisbuch, while we in academe seem preoccupied with the little stuff.

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The social media discontentment problem.

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April 4, 2008
The problem “too big to be seen” is what I signed on for here. I won a fellowship to write a series about equity for half the 20 million students in college in the U.S. today. My half is the 11.5 million at the 1,195 two-year campuses called community colleges. At the last meeting for my fellowship, Henry Braun of ETS and Boston College, an author of America’s Perfect Storm -- Three Forces Changing Our Nation’s Future, explained how continued failure to deal with divergent skill distributions, the changing economy, and demographic trends may destroy the whole nation.
April 3, 2008
David D. Cooper finds his class applying newly learned theories of democracy and rhetoric to decisions made by instructors.
April 2, 2008
Readers come up with names for the era now winding down. And Scott McLemee looks back on it all....
April 1, 2008
Academics can strengthen the online encyclopedia and benefit from doing so, writes Mark A. Wilson.
March 31, 2008
Bruce Simon writes about how the debate looks when your institution's entire budget would be a rounding error for Harvard, and offers suggestions for the wealthiest universities.

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