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June 30, 2015
Dan Edelstein reflects on how his mentor's pedagogy helps him to this day, but the reality that he could never impose such tough love on his own students.
June 29, 2015
At a time when many are questioning the value of humanities scholarship, the Supreme Court ruling on right to marriage shows the creative impact of such research, Johann Neem writes.

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June 30, 2015 - 3:00am
Very few major gift stories appeal to journalists quite like Harvard’s recent $400 million donation, but you can make a media splash with gift news -- even when the sums are smaller.
June 29, 2015 - 9:12pm
The report whose findings don't look good.

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February 18, 2008
Barbara Fister sees common issues -- and reasons for scholars to pay closer attention -- in the debates over Facebook privacy, Google's library project, and the relationship between academics, libraries and journals.
February 15, 2008
Andrew Ross questions the motives and assumptions behind the push by American universities to open campuses abroad.
February 14, 2008
Valentine's Day. Time to pull out your Shakespeare's Sonnets, choose one to type up in a fancy font for that special someone, and deliver it with a box of chocolates. But as you thumb through the sonnets you begin wonder why they ever got connected with romance in the first place.Here's one that begins "When forty winters shall beseige thy brow / And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field." A warning about growing less beautiful with age isn't going to win anyone's heart -- especially someone who's seen 40 winters.
February 13, 2008
There is more to Richard Posner's book on public intellectuals than the Top 100 list. Scott McLemee revisits it....
February 12, 2008
Should college and university professors alone have their work protected by "the scholar's woolen cloak?" Alan Contreras can't imagine why.

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