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July 28, 2016
Lincoln University’s decision to suspend its history major ignores W. E. B. Du Bois’s belief in the power of history to shape lives in the present and his vision of the university as a center to help reconstruct the world, argues J. Mark Leslie.
July 27, 2016
In Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold gives a succinct, lucid, fairly dispassionate and almost incessantly even-handed presentation of relations between the United States and Russia, writes Scott McLemee.

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July 27, 2016 - 9:00pm
Any higher ed lessons from this very funny book?
July 26, 2016 - 9:07pm
A new book looks at the issues libraries face and proposes six steps toward “Reimagining the Academic Library.”
July 26, 2016 - 9:00pm
A wonderful novel that offers a bleak picture of American life in 2029.

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April 19, 2007
Colleges winning acclaim for shifts in strategies are doing more to help themselves in the competition for students than to help students who can't afford college, writes Daniel F. Sullivan.
April 18, 2007
Kurt Vonnegut is dead. So it goes. Scott McLemee gets unstuck in time.
April 17, 2007
The scandal has revealed some poor decisions and problems that need fixing, but going too far could hurt students, writes Donald E. Heller.
April 16, 2007
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg writes that educators must insist that even in violent conflicts, college and university campuses merit special protection.
April 13, 2007
I’m not sure what is meant by professionalism. I suppose it has something to do with  knowing what you are supposed to know on the job. Nobody wants an amateur hair cut. But then, some professional athletes behave very unprofessionally and seem to have little concern for excellence or the level of their performances. Some professionals provide tangible services others need, and they have the tools (intellectual and materiel) to get the job done. Of course, they have skills which a relatively few possess.

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