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July 29, 2015
Coming soon to an ecosystem near you: cloned mammoths, dodoes, and other long-dead beasts. Or semi-cloned, anyway. Scott McLemee learns the difference.
July 28, 2015
A faculty member recounts feeling that she couldn't complain about an event that humiliated her and other female professors, but was viewed as "good fun" by many others.

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July 29, 2015 - 3:47am
Are there reliable alternatives to high stakes tests?  
July 28, 2015 - 10:23pm
When someone wants you to believe your work is an illusion, you should be worried.
July 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
Responding to Kevin Carey.

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August 10, 2006
Many people think they know what we should produce with the process we call a college education.  Unfortunately, they don’t agree with each other, so the topic of measuring college success provides an endless opportunity for self-assured clarity about what is not at all clear.  The current occasion for the revival of this topic, which has had various other high and low points on the national accountability agenda, comes from the Spellings commission’s discussion and draft reports that call for colleges and un
August 9, 2006
A public intellectual at Harvard has published a long-awaited collection of essays. Scott McLemee wishes you luck in finding a copy.
August 8, 2006
Another summer of scandals suggests anew the problems with big-time college sports, writes Steve Bahls, a college president.
August 7, 2006
Summer goals -- met and missed -- leave Amy L. Wink thinking about taking time to find the right answers, in the classroom and in an academic career.
August 4, 2006
To understand how students learn, professors need to pay attention to how they think about the process of reading, writes Laurence Musgrove.

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