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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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October 18, 2012
Now that she's an adjunct again, on her terms, Carolyn Foster Segal ponders why colleges pay part-timers so much less than they pay their full-time colleagues -- and proposes a new class of academic: the adjunct committee member.
October 17, 2012
The most famous literary award in the world finally catches up with Chinese literature. Scott McLemee discusses Mo Yan.
October 17, 2012
The recent political flap over unemployment rates shows just why federal data collection efforts need the support of scholars and the public, writes Felicia B. LeClere.
October 16, 2012
It's time for traditional disciplines to replace term papers with skills that will help graduates throughout their careers, writes Michael Staton.
October 15, 2012
His interpersonal antennae and deft political skills helped make the longtime leader of the University of North Carolina the man and the higher education giant that he was, writes Art Padilla.

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