An illustration depicting the concept of online learning: an open book leans against an open laptop screen, below a wireless signal.
March 29, 2023
Successful planning approaches tend to ask and answer these 12 questions, Ben Chrischilles writes.
A speech bubble made up of dozens of words for "hello," in various languages, written in white chalk on a green chalkboard.
March 28, 2023
In cutting languages, colleges undercut commitments to social justice and to translation, in the broadest possible sense, Jessica Blum-Sorensen writes.
March 27, 2023
Jim Jump considers the issues and the way they are changing.


March 29, 2023
Looking ahead to the not-too-distant future, we are likely to see more about biocomputers. Using brain and stem cells, researchers are hoping to vastly accelerate and expand performance.
March 28, 2023
Uncovering the hidden forces that reshape our lives.


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.
April 8, 2005
Terry Caesar considers the allure of academic jobs in faraway locations.
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."



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