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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 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."
April 5, 2005
The "vulgarity debate" among Iranian bloggers raises questions about culture, power, and politics.

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