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May 5, 2016
The values that undergird higher education as a guarantor of human dignity and enlightenment are under a special intensity of attack, argues Robert Weisbuch, while we in academe seem preoccupied with the little stuff.
May 4, 2016
The torture of a foreign student has become the synecdoche for uncounted thousands of people now in Egyptian prisons or graves, writes Scott McLemee.

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February 18, 2008
Barbara Fister sees common issues -- and reasons for scholars to pay closer attention -- in the debates over Facebook privacy, Google's library project, and the relationship between academics, libraries and journals.
February 15, 2008
Andrew Ross questions the motives and assumptions behind the push by American universities to open campuses abroad.
February 14, 2008
Valentine's Day. Time to pull out your Shakespeare's Sonnets, choose one to type up in a fancy font for that special someone, and deliver it with a box of chocolates. But as you thumb through the sonnets you begin wonder why they ever got connected with romance in the first place. Here's one that begins "When forty winters shall beseige thy brow / And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field." A warning about growing less beautiful with age isn't going to win anyone's heart -- especially someone who's seen 40 winters.
February 13, 2008
There is more to Richard Posner's book on public intellectuals than the Top 100 list. Scott McLemee revisits it....
February 12, 2008
Should college and university professors alone have their work protected by "the scholar's woolen cloak?" Alan Contreras can't imagine why.

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