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September 2, 2015
All too familiar: a disturbed loner wins posthumous recognition by mixing mass murder and mass media. Scott McLemee consults an Italian theorist's reflections on the problem.
September 1, 2015
Garrison Walters offers colleges and their leaders some things to think about as they weigh presidential perks. To wit, rationalization is the road to ruin, and if you really want art, buy it yourself. You can afford it.

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MOOCs as a mechanism to advance disciplinary (as opposed to pedagogical) thinking.

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April 19, 2006
The notorious Bettie Page is just part of American pin-up history. Scott McLemee finds out the rest of the story.
April 18, 2006
Margaret Gutman Klosko -- who dealt with anxious mothers and fathers when she was an administrator -- offers advice for those like her with children in college.
April 17, 2006
When he ended up teaching anthropology in Hawaii, Alex Golub writes that traditional assumptions about ethnicity -- and how to talk about it in the classroom -- just didn’t work any more.
April 14, 2006
At its best, accreditation can work wonders, writes John D. Wiley, but too often it doesn't serve students or taxpayers.
April 13, 2006
At the small liberal arts college where I teach, we have recently undertaken a wholesale revision of our core liberal arts curriculum. This is the set of requirements -- some specific courses, some chosen from a range of options -- that all students at the college must take before graduation. For professors in the natural sciences, this revision has required a good deal of thought about the content and nature of science courses offered to a non-major audience.

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