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February 16, 2018
Scott McLemee describes a few of the ways Philippe Charlier's study of the dead, When Science Sheds Light on History: Forensic Science and Anthropology, illuminates the world of the living.
February 15, 2018
The story behind Lawrence Bacow's selection as president of Harvard University exemplifies the transformative power of higher education, writes Ted Mitchell.

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February 17, 2018
The President of Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences, Borys Paton, will turn 100 this year.  He is perhaps the oldest chief of a national academy in the world. 
February 15, 2018
The school shooting tragedy; class schedules; provosts and deans; more.
February 15, 2018
A recommendation that I’ll be interested if you take up.

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May 29, 2009
Wick Sloane offers his personal approach for improving (low) community college completion rates: Sticky buns, handshakes and a little more time.
May 28, 2009
Michael D. Yates recalls frustrations with students over preparation -- and how he turned to unlikely sources to try to inspire a change.
May 27, 2009
The Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities was held in Washington last week. Scott McLemee experiences "the wisdom of repugnance."
May 27, 2009
In response to an essay last week, four financial aid directors explain their reasons for supporting President Obama's student loan proposal.
May 26, 2009
On a personal note: My students this semester knew I was writing about my experience teaching while serving as a college president. Several times as we approached the end of the term, I shared with them that I had learned a lot this semester and would miss them. One student in the class expressed surprise -- he had not thought about my learning during the semester. This last column is an effort to explain something about the co-learning that transpired. In a sense, this is a “thank-you” note to my students. ***

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