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August 31, 2016
In our digital age, some people predict that writing by hand could become an antiquarian hobby, but Anne Trubek's The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting is a story of metamorphosis, not of decline, writes Scott McLemee.
August 30, 2016
Recognizing graduate students as employees is good for the whole university, argues Mary Grace B. Hébert.

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Historical arguments for a positive future.
August 31, 2016 - 8:14pm
Students and their expectations.  
August 30, 2016 - 9:04pm
“How many students does a section need to have to run?”  

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April 22, 2009
A recent study shows surprising support for redistributing the wealth. Scott McLemee dips in cautiously.
April 21, 2009
President Obama's student loan plan will drastically increase financial support for students. Congress must not put the interests of lenders ahead of that goal, Pedro de la Torre III and Carmen Berkley write.
April 20, 2009
In California, and to a lesser extent in many states, the problem of overcrowded community colleges and public universities is getting worse. To address this problem, many institutions are choosing to offer online programs, and students are enrolling. While online degree programs can help solve this crisis, there are program delivery, retention and degree-completion challenges posed by this type of learning that must be addressed if we are to serve students well.
April 17, 2009
College leaders are understandably focused on short-term financial woes. But they'll err -- and do long-term damage, Peter Stokes writes -- if they hunker down and avoid asking basic questions about what they do.
April 16, 2009
A decidedly non-academic meeting leaves Patricia G. Greene and Heidi M. Neck thinking about how higher education needs to change.

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