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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 15, 2005
John V. Lombardi on why the student/faculty ratio owns a special place among the most spurious of higher education statistics.
April 14, 2005
Time to face up to reality: The world is flat....
April 13, 2005
Freedom of speech is crucial both to a healthy democracy and the life of the mind. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits Congress from any act that would abridge it and the charters of most of our colleges and universities recognize that freedom of thought and speech are essential to a healthy academic community.
April 12, 2005
Ask almost any American writer today for a list of his or her literary idols, and Frank Conroy’s name usually rises near the top. The author of one of the best books of our age, Stop-Time, published in 1967, as well as the director of the greatest incubator of literary talent ever assembled, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Conroy was as close to legend as any living writer gets. Not to mention a Grammy winner—for best liner notes. Despite a rough beginning, he made the most of a life that ended last week, when he died at age 69 of colon cancer.
April 11, 2005
An academic blogger talks about a new campaign to interest readers in fiction that they might otherwise miss.

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