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June 26, 2017
As right-wing groups scale up their attacks on higher education, colleges and universities need to take bold steps to support scholars who are being targeted, argue Jessie Daniels and Arlene Stein.
June 23, 2017
The White House’s proposed budget cuts to language and exchange programs will make America less able to communicate with and understand our allies and potential adversaries abroad, argues Karl Eikenberry.

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June 25, 2017
Rather than teaching students to fail, I want them to learn to define their own personal rules for the game.
June 25, 2017
How reading ‘Upside’ made me wonder about what we call ourselves.
June 25, 2017
Why do people with credit cards use payday lenders? Why do people with checking accounts use check-cashing stores?

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December 18, 2009
Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered a tough message to state colleges last month: Despite the cascading effects of the recession falling hardest on state governments, states should not expect the federal government to provide stopgap money to maintain business as usual. Duncan advised states to get creative. Lumina Foundation for Education agrees. To increase the percentage of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025, as President Obama aims to do, the nation needs quantum improvements in productivity.
December 17, 2009
Young people are surprisingly absent from the health care debate, even though the stakes are high for them, write Laura Stark and her students.
December 16, 2009
The Savage Detectives and 2666 make literature feel like a matter of life and death. Scott McLemee interviews a prominent Bolaño-logist.
December 15, 2009
Public universities need help, but that doesn't mean the values of the Morrill Act should be discarded by favoring a few institutions over the rest, writes M. Duane Nellis.
December 14, 2009
When American students want to do good in the developing world, do they have the tools to help or are they going to be a burden on those who do? Debra Carney asks some tough questions.

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