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February 23, 2018
Colleges and universities shouldn't care about, or recognize, skills that aren't woven into a program of study that gives them meaning, Johann N. Neem argues.
February 23, 2018
Almost a century after Prohibition went into effect, we remember it as Puritanism run amok. Scott McLemee looks into a book taking a different view.

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February 25, 2018
They admit they're not up to the task of stitching the country back together. Who is?
February 25, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.
February 25, 2018
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to subsidize “all motivated and able Japanese youth who wish to study abroad.” 

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April 6, 2009
Mark Twain once observed that “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” Twain may not have been referring to what scholars assume humanities publishers want out of the peer-review process, but he probably would have appreciated the application.
April 3, 2009
At U of All People, as at most colleges, professors examine their peers' teaching performance. David Galef reports on one such encounter.
April 2, 2009
Recent incidents with controversial campus speakers illustrate exactly why colleges must be open to such voices, writes Cary Nelson.
April 1, 2009
All the dark secrets of university life are known to insiders who subscribe to AcademoList. Scott McLemee reports, you decide...
March 31, 2009
Paul Lyons considers how to encourage undergraduates to talk about sensitive issues, including race, without fear of offending liberal dogma but showing respect for all.

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