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October 27, 2020
Colleges provide many benefits that are central to American democracy, chief among them their role in mitigating authoritarian preferences and attitudes, writes Anthony P. Carnevale.
October 27, 2020
Enrollment and tuition and fee data reinforce our anecdotal sense that students seeking community college credentials face the biggest problems, Sandy Baum writes.
October 26, 2020
Colleges spend so much on student support because, as a nation, we have failed our citizens, argues Liliana Rodriguez.

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October 27, 2020
What's working, in this strange new world?
October 26, 2020
Why we need to talk about remote vs. online education.

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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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