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May 21, 2018
If nothing else, we should offer a deeper and more meaningful connection to our institutions than sitting for hours in a sports arena, waiting to hear one's name called, argues Jonathan Beecher Field.
May 18, 2018
The struggle between piety and libido in the age of mechanical reproduction is at the core of Amy Werbel's Lust on Trial: Censorship and the Rise of American Obscenity in the Age of Anthony Comstock, writes Scott McLemee.

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May 21, 2018
Which approach to diversity – the langue of power and privilege, or the language of American capaciousness – is better for multiculturalism?
May 20, 2018
The value of faculty spaces.  

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September 15, 2009
A trip to the movie theater and an offhanded comment from an employee prompt Karen Gross to reflect on the similarities between cooking and presiding over a college.
September 14, 2009
In Part 2 of his essay, Robert Zemsky lays out the three big goals of serious higher ed reform: proving that students learn, bolstering pre-college preparation, and fixing financial dysfunction.
September 11, 2009
A few hours ago, Wick Sloane taught his first section of an 11:45 p.m. to 2:45 a.m. course. He’s inspired by his students and community college – and mad as hell that no one seems to care about the nationwide conditions that make it impossible for so many students to find sections at the hours they need.
September 10, 2009
Like most of us who work in higher education, I really don’t have the time, or the courage, to be an activist for adjunct faculty rights. But I’m making the time and I’m summoning the courage because I’m not only an adjunct; I’m a parent and a citizen who is concerned — indeed, afraid — for the future of higher education.
September 9, 2009
When I became an associate dean for undergraduate programs not quite four years ago, I did not know the term “helicopter parent,” even though I’d sent my only child off to college not long before. By the time I’d had the job for a year, the label was so ubiquitously present that I knew exactly why a PowerPoint conference presentation that began with a swooping helicopter, complete with soundtrack, brought down the house.

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