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February 22, 2017
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.

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February 22, 2017
Responses prompt new questions.  
February 22, 2017
Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.
February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?

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November 23, 2009
Timothy Burke wonders whether students -- despite all the speaking they do in college -- learn how to talk about themselves and their ideas.
November 20, 2009
Adam Kotsko questions the idea that small discussion-based courses are the ideal form of undergraduate education.
November 19, 2009
Instead of trying to turn themselves into something they're not -- a center of fundamental learning -- campus libraries should focus on their traditional core mission of supporting education and research, writes Johann Neem.
November 18, 2009
A celebrity so big that party politics can't hold her. Scott McLemee takes a look at Going Rouge.
November 17, 2009
Brian Rosenberg explains why, as a college president, he has a high bar for speaking out on public issues.

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