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June 15, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Michael Ohl’s The Art of Naming, which explores some of the one million animal species that have been identified.
June 14, 2018
Describing his service on a voluntary visiting team, Bob Ubell defends regional accreditation as a form of “deliberative democracy” and urges us not to hand it over to a federal education police force.

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June 17, 2018
Perspectives on jobs in and out of academe.
June 17, 2018
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June 14, 2018
I'm not losing my mind yet, but it's close.

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April 5, 2018
In an era of record student debt and continuing retention challenges, it's worth asking whether we might find ways to cut general-education requirements by half, argues Zachary Michael Jack.
April 4, 2018
Grant Shreve notes that the genre dates back to the 1970s, and considers the differences between the writing of that era and today.
April 3, 2018
It's not enough to say that they pick up critical thinking skills, write Sam Wineburg, Joel Breakstone and Mark Smith. It's time to offer evidence.
April 2, 2018
The claim that cutting back on certain liberal arts majors means that an institution cannot be university makes assumptions that are worth examining, writes Greg Summers.
March 30, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Westworld and Philosophy, a collection of essays to be published shortly before the second season of the HBO series begins.

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