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July 20, 2018
Scott McLemee continues his roundup of upcoming titles from university presses, focusing this time on books that consider our origins and prospects as a species, as well as the bioethical dilemmas we're creating for ourselves.
July 19, 2018
If we as faculty members truly want to own the assessment of student performance and understanding, then we should work together toward meaningful solutions and processes, writes Will Miller.

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July 20, 2018
Getting ready for a son's next steps.
July 19, 2018
Launching a new higher ed website is a lot like giving birth – with all its joys and challenges. Here are a few takeaways from someone who’s recently gone through the process.

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April 29, 2005
Terry Caesar analyzes the role of neckwear for the male academic.
April 28, 2005
A century after Upton Sinclair's The Jungle first appeared, a new edition of the novel proves wrenching.
April 27, 2005
  Minutes of the English Department Meeting, April 23, 2005 Meeting begins at 4:15 instead of 4:00 as scheduled because somebody forgot the keys to the faculty lounge.  The chair, Professor Bigley, brings the meeting to order. Professor Twistwhistle, our Renaissance scholar, remarks that today is Shakespeare’s birthday.
April 26, 2005
This week, America turns off the TV. Yeah, right, says Scott McLemee.
April 25, 2005
It has been heartening to witness the recent runaway success of Princeton emeritus Harry G. Frankfurt’s latest book, On Bullshit. First published as an essay in 1988, Frankfurt’s splendid study is largely an effort to distinguish between lies and bullshit. A liar, Frankfurt notes, acknowledges truth-systems yet tries to pass off information that is not true.

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