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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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February 22, 2017
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February 22, 2017
Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.
February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?

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June 30, 2009
Publishing -- especially university press publishing -- is a tough business. Recently, many presses have come under greater financial pressure or the threat of being closed completely. Much of this is due to the downturn in the economy, which strains state budgets and makes so-called ancillary operations like scholarly publishing expendable.
June 29, 2009
While literary scholars have good reason to study race, gender and sexuality, too many ignore the economically struggling, writes Keith Gandal.
June 26, 2009
After studying four institutions that shut their doors, Alice Brown offers guidance to campus leaders contemplating closure -- and urges them to act decisively.
June 25, 2009
Tom Deans considers whether a key part of writing instruction breeds dependency or encourages interdependence.
June 24, 2009
What will LGBT scholarship look like over the next decade? Scott McLemee asks around.

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