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April 20, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Can Government Do Anything Right? by Alasdair Roberts.
April 19, 2018
Despite all our professed support of the concept, Clara M. Lovett asks, how much do we truly value it?

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April 22, 2018
Ethiopian universities now award more than 500 Ph.D.s every year, up from a low of 21 in 2010-11, but with disappointing results.
April 20, 2018
Many campuses are dots of blue in a sea of red. Even as we in higher ed build towards a multicultural future, can we communicate to our heartland neighbors that they will thrive in that future too? 
April 20, 2018
Writing and language edition.

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April 18, 2011
For his students, Wick Sloane runs the Boston Marathon today. With endorsements from Doonesbury, Mint Milanos, and the Andover Shop.
April 15, 2011
This year’s National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament is likely to be remembered not only for a championship game in which both teams struggled to put the ball in the basket, but also for the extraordinary media coverage it attracted to the issue of whether big-time college athletes should be paid. Special shows on PBS and other networks about paying college athletes were promoted as aggressively as the games themselves.
April 14, 2011
If we had our choice, Sarah Lawrence would never be listed among the most expensive colleges in America.
April 13, 2011
A sociologist's new book tracks the proliferation of awards in American culture. Scott McLemee wonders if we're all really winners.
April 12, 2011
International educators need to be aware how their work can be used -- and misused -- for political purposes, writes Mark A. Ashwill.

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