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August 23, 2019
Peter Martin's The Dictionary Wars: The American Fight Over the English Language shows Noah Webster as the sort of ideologue who's convinced he has a historical mission and carries himself accordingly, writes Scott McLemee.
August 22, 2019
Competition among the viewpoints of various observers, writes John Thelin, ultimately centers on a crucial question: Should academic searches be closed or open?
August 21, 2019
Imprisoned people are desperate to become students, and that desire and economics mandate that we heed their calls, argues Doran Larson.

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August 22, 2019
What can we do in the classroom to link the kind of thoughtful pause it takes to really understand something deeply with the practical skills to manage the constant flood of information?
August 22, 2019
Making the Community College transfer process more seamless and successfu
August 22, 2019
It’s likely not your students. But maybe it should be.

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April 18, 2005
David Galef on "What I Learned at the Associated Writing Programs Conference."
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.

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