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February 10, 2016
Scott McLemee reviews a new anthology that documents a place in which people are condemned to psychic torture so continuous it seems eternal.
February 9, 2016
To avoid mediocrity, governing boards should never be quite satisfied with their performance, write Cathy Trower and Peter Eckel.

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November 1, 2007
In the blogging circles in which I run, one of my many claims to fame is the extent to which I am tired of blogging. I am the author of several pieces on the drawbacks of academic blogging in particular (see, for instance, “On Academic Blogging: A Diagnosis”), and I seize upon any evidence of momentary fatigue or frustration in other academic bloggers as proof of my prescience and insight.
October 31, 2007
The editors of the cultural magazine .N+1 are publishing a booklet called What We Should Have Known: Two Discussions that they have prepared for undergraduates. Copies have only just come back from the printer, it seems, but I’ve had a look at a prepublication PDF and now feel a certain evangelizing fervor for the whole project.
October 30, 2007
Making Pell Grants available to 11th graders could help students from low-income families realize that affording a higher education is within their reach, Mark G. Yudof writes.
October 29, 2007
Paula M. Krebs considers the way applying for a major foundation grant offers ideas for managing academic life generally.
October 26, 2007
Like most young faculty members, I began my first job with my eyes on the prize six years ahead -- tenure. Even though I was coming out of University of the Elite and heading Rural College, I was under no illusions that it would be easy. Amidst the bucolic surroundings and relaxed environment of my new institution, I knew I would be buried under a 4-4 teaching load, the pressure to produce a book pre-tenure, and the usual service work and personal attention to students that small institutions expect.

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