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Cover of "The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime" by Ethan Tussey
April 27, 2018
A lesson in Ethan Tussey’s The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime is that a large, voracious and profitable cultural apparatus is absorbing and monetizing every second of your attention, writes Scott McLemee.
April 26, 2018
Masha Fedzechkina speaks out on behalf of those scholars who have happened to work with those accused of sexual harassment.

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April 26, 2018
Some experiments for creating schedules which may lesson the physical and emotional exhaustion so common at the end of the spring semester.
April 26, 2018
Free faculty labor; the disappearing middle class; Captain Kirk; more.

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January 26, 2011
Nona Balakian was an editor at The New York Times Book Review who joined its staff in the 1940s, after studying with the legendary modernist literary critic Lionel Trilling at Columbia University. She was one of the founders of the National Book Critics Circle, which, following her death in 1991, created the annual citation for excellence in reviewing named in her honor.
January 25, 2011
Colleges that boast about the environmental training they provide need to remember that these issues must be part of every program and every job, not just a subset, writes David Schejbal.
January 24, 2011
Robert J. Sternberg turns to psychology research to explain why assigning ordinal numbers to colleges is inherently flawed.
January 21, 2011
While faculty endlessly debate general education and requirements for the major, they should also focus on the potential of electives, writes Dan Edelstein.
January 20, 2011
In this space last Friday, Anthony Carnevale strongly and lengthily argued that “college is still worth it.” He implicitly criticized those, including me, who rely on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data showing that the number of college graduates exceeds the number of available jobs that require a college degree.

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