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May 20, 2019
Dig deeply into the new score and problem after problem comes up, writes Ben Paris.
May 20, 2019
Jim Jump sees potential but also flaws in the new adversity index being offered by the College Board.
May 17, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed by Lisa Duggan.

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May 20, 2019
Moving beyond the five-paragraph essay with Nigel Caplan and Ann Johns.
May 20, 2019
“Useful” doesn’t necessarily mean “positive,” although it could.  I mean it in the sense of “helping you improve.” What helped you get better?
May 20, 2019
Reinventing the college-student relationship in the era of helicopter parenting

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April 7, 2005
The news of Saul Bellow's death sent me to the bookshelves, in search of (among other things) a set of interviews about his life and work that he gave 15 years ago. His answers were eloquent and cranky, occasionally at the same time; and taken all together, they form a major exhibit in what is now, for better or worse, the Saul Bellow Memorial Wing of my own literary education.
April 6, 2005
Michael Arnzen offers what he calls "behavior modification for the chronically tardy."
April 5, 2005
The "vulgarity debate" among Iranian bloggers raises questions about culture, power, and politics.
April 4, 2005
Professors need to figure out how new technologies can change their instruction, write Will Hochman and Chris Dean.
April 1, 2005
As Commissioner Bud Selig and several prominent players attempted to evade subpoenas for recent House of Representatives hearings on baseball’s steroid problem, Rep. Henry Waxman observed, “What strikes me is that baseball doesn’t want to investigate it and they don’t want us to investigate it.” The California congressman summed up baseball’s policy as “don’t know, don’t tell.”

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