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May 5, 2016
The values that undergird higher education as a guarantor of human dignity and enlightenment are under a special intensity of attack, argues Robert Weisbuch, while we in academe seem preoccupied with the little stuff.
May 4, 2016
The torture of a foreign student has become the synecdoche for uncounted thousands of people now in Egyptian prisons or graves, writes Scott McLemee.

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September 12, 2008
I’m Phil Dolly, Ed. D. Recently resigned, or deposed, community college president. Yesterday I was the CEO at North East Central Community College here in Folsom County, West Dakota. Today, I’m contemplating my own crisis in leadership. Following a faculty vote of no confidence, and caving in to growing board pressure, I packed it in this morning. No one was surprised, really, including me. But more about that later.
September 11, 2008
Colleges need to do much more than talk about the drinking age -- especially given evidence that the law may be reducing fatalities -- writes Jonathan Gibralter.
September 10, 2008
We reached the island on the morning of Labor Day, as the last of the vacationers were closing up their summer rentals; they caught the afternoon ferry back to New Bedford. At peak times, there may be 300 people on Cuttyhunk. It is a tiny island with a peculiar shape, located about two hours from Boston -- one hour each by land and by sea. A retired academic couple, Marvin and Betty Mandell, had lent my wife and me use of their place for a few days.
September 9, 2008
Like many professors, I have a policy about cell phones in my classroom. I struggle with this policy every semester, trying to prevent their usage from disrupting my class (trying to prevent their usage at all, in fact), but also recognizing that draconian measures might not have the best effect on classroom atmosphere.
September 8, 2008
Jane Arnold is enrolled in an online doctoral program, but wants to be sure higher education preserves the traditional classroom.

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