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March 6, 2015
There’s a better phrase for what liberal arts colleges should be inculcating in students, R. Owen Williams argues: constructive thinking.  
March 5, 2015
Jane Stancill reflects on what she valued about the college, the closure of which was announced this week, and why she left.

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Including older students in a successful program.  
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A survey of grad students' experiences with parental leave policies.
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A guest post by Davidson’s Kristen Eshleman.

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December 5, 2006
Talking and barriers to communication are not new topics for deans. We receive lots of opportunities for help with this aspect of our administrative role. All of them recognize, implicitly or explicitly, the central role of communication between deans and others. I receive notices for workshops and offers from consultants on “dealing with difficult employees,” on “how to deal with angry faculty members” (perhaps offer them coffee and/or jawbreakers to calm/slow them down….).
December 4, 2006
Ralph E. Luker considers the recent round of controversies over endowed professorships.
December 1, 2006
Jane Arnold writes that in debating accountability, we need to remember that definitions of excellence have evolved over time and may need to change again.
November 30, 2006
In an excerpt from her new book, C.K. Gunsalus considers why academe attracts a certain kind of nasty person -- and what departments can do about it.
November 29, 2006
A new anthology of quotations bridges the gap between high culture and mass media. Scott McLemee wonders if it's sturdy enough.

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