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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 23, 2018
What does "winning" mean for a higher education institution?
February 23, 2018
Is there a way to recognize the racism that produced the Rodney King beatings without ignoring the lives of people like Tonya Harding? 
February 22, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.

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December 2, 2010
The push for performance-based funding, built on data and other outcomes, exaggerates the likely results, Garrison Walters writes.
December 1, 2010
Once, it was dangerous for professors to publish too much. Scott McLemee takes a trip to Geezer Junction.
November 30, 2010
In the midst of an economic crisis, financial literacy programs at colleges around the country are expanding.
November 29, 2010
Robert J. Sternberg, after working for more than 40 years in elite private institutions, describes how moving to a land-grant has changed his perceptions.
November 24, 2010
At the start of the Great Depression, a moonlighting professor described U.S. culture perfectly. Scott McLemee unearths a classic.

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