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June 22, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.
June 21, 2018
Deborah Parker describes how it feels to be an Asian faculty member in Italian, a field in which there are very few minorities, and how greater diversification offers a way forward.

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June 21, 2018
Narrow and deep, or broad and shallow?
June 21, 2018
Libraries have had a long time to develop a set of core values. What if those were applied to our broader information environment?

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April 21, 2011
Pressure on accreditors and college officials to emphasize data over professional expertise in gauging higher education quality is misplaced, Bernard Fryshman writes.
April 20, 2011
A new book looks at the narcopolitics of methamphetamine. Scott McLemee grinds his teeth while reading it.
April 19, 2011
I'll sketch out a claim that academic freedom flourished in the late 1960s and early 1970s, then consider why, then ask what may be learned from that time to help us understand and act in our time. My argument will not yield a happy ending, but maybe a bracing one.
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.

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