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September 26, 2016
Three major experiences shape student motivation to stay in college and graduate, writes Vincent Tinto.
September 23, 2016
As we consider which aspects of racism we in higher education can most effectively address, we need to make our institutions ideal places for cultivating the sociological imagination, writes Judith Shapiro.

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September 25, 2016
An opportunity for community colleges.  
September 25, 2016
The end of the default?
September 25, 2016
There's good reasons why C students in intro courses are less likely to graduate.

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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.
August 27, 2007
Kevin Carey, who created a rating system, writes that the data are instructive and comparisons are valuable.
August 27, 2007
The Rev. Scott R. Pilarz considers what he most likes about August in the cycle of academic life.
August 24, 2007
The big breakthroughs come one by one, writes Melissa Ballard, not in the massive group breakthroughs you see in the movies.
August 23, 2007
A humanist's search for research support, in David Galef's latest dispatch from U of All People.

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