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June 22, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.
June 21, 2018
Deborah Parker describes how it feels to be an Asian faculty member in Italian, a field in which there are very few minorities, and how greater diversification offers a way forward.

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June 24, 2018
What would happen if every residential course was designed in the same way as our best online courses?
June 21, 2018
Narrow and deep, or broad and shallow?

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February 17, 2010
An academic autobiography that's not at all self-centered? Scott McLemee looks into an interesting composition.
February 16, 2010
Scholars should move beyond dividing literature by nationality and stop equating literature with literature written in English, writes Dan Edelstein.
February 15, 2010
It was late at night on a spring evening in 2006 at Columbia University, and a dozen of us remained around a table; no one wanted to leave. Earlier I had spoken about how to identify what was and what was not anti-Semitism. This group of progressive Jewish students wanted to keep talking. I had expected their post-presentation conversation to be about Zionism or definitions of anti-Semitism, but what made the students want to stay for that last hour was a discussion about the college experience itself.
February 12, 2010
Why are some departments being eliminated while others are secure? Where will all this pruning leave academe? Meg Worley wonders about the future.
February 11, 2010
The seeds of the Colts’ defeat were written several weeks earlier -- with implications for higher education, Karen Gross writes.

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