Book jacket for David Hellerstein's 'The Couch, the Clinic, and the Scanner: Stories from Three Revolutionary Eras of the Mind.'
March 24, 2023
Scott McLemee reviews David Hellerstein’s The Couch, the Clinic, and the Scanner: Stories From Three Revolutionary Eras of the Mind.
A man in academic regalia faces away from the camera, with a crowd of commencement guests in the background (in front of him).
March 23, 2023
Community college president Keith Curry writes that his choice of professional footwear helps him better connect with students and advocate on their behalf as his authentic self.
A shiny silver robotic hand types on a laptop keyboard.
March 22, 2023
Administrators and faculty should respond to the rise of AI with speed, strategic purpose and an inclusive focus on equitable student value, Daniel Dolan and Ekin Yasin write.


March 24, 2023
Good news for student parents; good news for purveyors of “dad jokes”; good news from The Boy.
March 23, 2023
A higher education–centric theory of economic development.
March 23, 2023
Americans have a lot to worry about with data capture beyond TikTok.


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.
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.



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