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May 5, 2015
"Glad the semester is almost over!" "Grading, grading, grading." Jeff Rice is tired of the way professors seem determined to say something meaningless to one another.
May 4, 2015
It's time for conservatives who claim to support the humanities to move beyond a single author and to question program cuts and a culture that devalues literary study, writes Robert Matz.    

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September 4, 2007
The "ivory tower" analogy is outdated, and comparing colleges to businesses is shortsighted. Carolinda Douglass offers an alternative metaphor for higher education.
August 31, 2007
Science can't talk with faith, but philosophy can. Alan Contreras argues for a shift in who does the debating in our continuing national argument.
August 30, 2007
As we greet a new academic year, Laurence Musgrove considers how we greet one another.
August 29, 2007
Polemics seldom age well. But when Harold Cruse published The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual during the fall of 1967, he aimed his verbal artillery in so many directions that it seems as if some of the missiles are still landing four decades later. (At the time of his death in 2005, Cruse was professor emeritus of African-American studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.)
August 28, 2007
We're staring down the barrel of another academic year. Time for a refresher course in professional deportment -- by which I mean "The Ten Crack Commandments," by The Notorious B.I.G. All you professors starting out at new institutions (like me) will be getting orientation sessions to show you the academic ropes -- procedures on academic misconduct, FERPA guidelines, sexual harassment policies, etc., but you can save some time and just listen to hiphop.

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