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February 20, 2018
Mark Edmundson explores -- and applauds -- current students' quest for identity but says that achieving it is only half the game.
February 19, 2018
It's not easy to speak up on behalf of a colleague under face-to-face attack from students, but we must do so to defend our free speech, argues Jonathan Zimmerman.

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February 20, 2018
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February 20, 2018
Memo to socially conscious students: Dead white male authors and today's pop stars and rappers have much in common.

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June 3, 2010
The notion that education, particularly a college degree, is the key to career success is a particularly American idea. It is what the sociologists W. Norton Grubb and Marvin Lazerson have called "the education gospel," a national ethos of hard work in school paying off and of equal opportunity for all.
June 2, 2010
Rumors of Book Expo's demise are greatly exaggerated. Scott McLemee returns from the university press "ghetto."
June 1, 2010
In the early 1990s, two social psychologists conducted an experiment to see whether our society’s negative racial stereotypes affect the learning experience of students in our educational institutions. They selected a group of black and white Stanford undergraduates and gave them a test made up of items from the advanced Graduate Record Examination in literature. The students had been statistically matched for ability, and since most of them were sophomores, the GRE-based test was intentionally chosen so that it would be challenging and difficult for them.
May 28, 2010
Wick Sloane thinks he's the right man to lead the American Association of Community Colleges. Here's his platform.
May 28, 2010
William L. Fox on why, as a president, he works poetry into many of his speeches, and why doing so resonates with alumni.

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