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May 24, 2019
Scott McLemee examines Anthony Ryan Hatch's Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America.
May 24, 2019
Laurence Musgrove shares thoughts in poetry.
May 23, 2019
David P. Haney highlights some of the key early warning signs of financial trouble that higher education institutions often miss.

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May 24, 2019
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March 11, 2005
"Rambling Wreck," the "Stein Song," and the "Aggie War Hymn" -- Mark Drozdowski analyzes the deeper meaning of college fight songs.
March 10, 2005
Lacan, Zizek, Cornel West, Paradise Lost and Chairman Mao are all connected. Sort of....
March 9, 2005
How can public colleges remain relevant to citizens of their state? By using the ideas their scholars generate to transform lives, Richard A. Cherwitz argues.
March 8, 2005
A couple of years ago, a book appeared which might as well have had the title The Pedagogy of Zaniness. (Let's just call it that, to avoid giving it any more publicity.) The author was an academic; but more, he was also one wacky dude. And by following his instructions, you, too, could be a wacky dude, or dudette, as the case may be.
March 7, 2005
Like ancient Rome in its waning days, American higher education is corrupted by excess. According to a now infamous 2003 New York Times article, for instance, Ohio State University boasts a massive facility its peers call the "Taj Mahal," which features kayaking, canoeing, a ropes course and massages. Washington State University possesses the largest Jacuzzi on the West Coast, a tub that can accommodate up to 53 people. And that just scratches the surface.

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