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March 22, 2019
Scott McLemee reviews two books about our networked society that raise rather dystopian concerns.
March 22, 2019
We should trade outrage and disgust for promise and opportunity, argues Rick Dalton.
March 21, 2019
Low-income students face many more obstacles to earning a college degree than affluent ones. Preferences for alumni children shouldn’t be among them, argues Peter McPherson.

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March 22, 2019
Responding to "no fair"; concepts of meritocracy; "Network" on Broadway.
March 21, 2019
Reflections on last Friday's climate strike.

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December 12, 2006
Flawed reports about the admissions practices of elite universities -- and higher education's defensive response to them -- don't help improve access, John V. Lombardi writes.
December 11, 2006
John Marsh writes that professors may be bosses more than they realize or like to admit.
December 8, 2006
Michael Bérubé discusses the thinking behind an MLA committee's new approach to tenure and scholarship -- and urges departments to take the reform ideas seriously.
December 7, 2006
Our intrepid columnist Wick Sloane nearly testified before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. Does almost only count in horseshoes and hand grenades?
December 6, 2006
George Trow, who died last month, lived to see his worst fears about the media confirmed. Scott McLemee revisits his legacy.

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