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November 15, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews George Estreich's Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves.
November 14, 2019
As the president of a university that is the result of two consolidations many decades ago, Mark Burstein offers some perspective to institutional leaders today.
November 13, 2019
The small interventions designed to influence student choices are neither panacea nor failure -- but tools worthy of continuing experimentation, writes Kim Manturuk.

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November 15, 2019
Diets and writing are apparently hard to study scientifically. But is "scientific" study absolutely necessary for progress?
November 15, 2019
Students impress, yet again.

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February 11, 2005
February 4, 2005
The federal system for determining students' financial needs is a complicated mess that deters low-income families. Ellen Frishberg's solution offers better information, not more money.
February 3, 2005
"You're too young to know about the cafeterias," said Julius Jacobson. "The cafeterias were wonderful," said Phyllis Jacobson. "There's nothing like them today." "The cafeterias and the automats were the center of New York intellectual life back then," they continued. Each one finishing the other's thought, as old couples often will. "You'd buy a sandwich or a piece of pie, both if you could afford it, but what you really went there to do was talk." They talked. And I listened, hoping, as ever, to be transported into their past, at least for a while.
February 2, 2005
KC Johnson wants colleges to resist a new push to reform "liberal education."
February 1, 2005
As Scott McLemee introduces his new column, he feels a little bit like the fictional German philosopher created by Thomas Carlyle.

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