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September 18, 2019
Publishers’ sales teams can freely visit professors on many campuses. Steven J. Bell asks, shouldn't academic librarians promoting alternatives have easy access to the faculty, too?
September 17, 2019
Institutional priorities shouldn't supersede the needs of students and their trust in their faculty members and universities, argues Kendrick Davis, in the wake of questionable behavior by a former University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education professor.
September 16, 2019
Felicity Huffman and the other parents ignored key facts about the admissions process, writes Jim Jump.

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September 18, 2019
We are entering the fourth industrial revolution, in which jobs and careers are changing at a dizzying pace.
September 18, 2019
Learning to talk across lines of difference as a way to build up a diverse democracy.

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April 29, 2005
Terry Caesar analyzes the role of neckwear for the male academic.
April 28, 2005
A century after Upton Sinclair's The Jungle first appeared, a new edition of the novel proves wrenching.
April 27, 2005
  Minutes of the English Department Meeting, April 23, 2005 Meeting begins at 4:15 instead of 4:00 as scheduled because somebody forgot the keys to the faculty lounge.  The chair, Professor Bigley, brings the meeting to order. Professor Twistwhistle, our Renaissance scholar, remarks that today is Shakespeare’s birthday.
April 26, 2005
This week, America turns off the TV. Yeah, right, says Scott McLemee.
April 25, 2005
It has been heartening to witness the recent runaway success of Princeton emeritus Harry G. Frankfurt’s latest book, On Bullshit. First published as an essay in 1988, Frankfurt’s splendid study is largely an effort to distinguish between lies and bullshit. A liar, Frankfurt notes, acknowledges truth-systems yet tries to pass off information that is not true.

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