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March 30, 2017
Might the conviction of Graham Spanier send a warning signal, asks Karen Gross, or at least a warning reminder, through ivory towers across our nation?
March 30, 2017
By substituting diversity and inclusion rhetoric for transformative efforts to promote equity and justice, colleges have avoided recognizable institutional change, contends Dafina-Lazarus Stewart.

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March 30, 2017
Understanding enrollment data; job training; more.
March 30, 2017
Why CIO’s will be tearing up their org charts.
March 30, 2017
Maybe it’s not just free as in speech we need to worry about, but free as in beer (or kittens).

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August 28, 2008
Forbes portrays its new college rankings as an outcomes-oriented alternative to U.S. News. But the outcomes it chooses -- including Ratemyprofessors.com -- make it seem like a parody, Patricia McGuire writes.
August 28, 2008
Many in the academic community despise college rankings and the implicit associated “grading” of universities. This is terribly ironic since universities depend on metrics such as SAT scores, high school grades, GRE tests and the like to assess the competency of students for admission. Likewise, they use student grades, faculty teaching evaluations and endowment growth figures as metrics to compare students, faculty and institutions with one another.
August 27, 2008
The conflict between Russia and Georgia was a turning point of some kind. Scott McLemee wonders what's the big idea....
August 26, 2008
As David Horowitz would be quick to remind you, academics tend to skew to the left in their political outlook relative to the general population. I am no exception. Like so many of my colleagues, I have followed Barack Obama’s presidential campaign with interest and excitement. South Carolina had an early primary this year, and nearly all of the major candidates came to speak at Clemson University, where I teach.
August 25, 2008
Helen Solterer, with Jean Delabroy, considers how one of the presidential candidate's speeches was used by a French university.

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