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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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Iowa's proposal for political balance in faculty hiring.  
February 21, 2017
The real meaning of the WCET Distance Education Price and Cost Report.

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October 9, 2008
Colleges need to take specific steps to help students -- and society -- benefit from the interest in this year's elections, write Paul Loeb, Maureen F. Curley and Sherry Morreale.
October 8, 2008
Is U.S. literature too insular and media-crazed to merit notice by the Swedish Academy? Scott McLemee asks around.
October 7, 2008
Kristin Esterberg and John Wooding, two professors who became administrators and then returned to the faculty ranks, consider how reward structures divide these groups.
October 6, 2008
Science fields will lose quality if they don't attract a broader range of students, write Daryl E. Chubin and Shirley M. Malcom.
October 3, 2008
When Susan Kirschner tried an experiment so she could better hear her students, she ended up teaching them how to listen.

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