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February 16, 2018
Scott McLemee describes a few of the ways Philippe Charlier's study of the dead, When Science Sheds Light on History: Forensic Science and Anthropology, illuminates the world of the living.
February 15, 2018
The story behind Lawrence Bacow's selection as president of Harvard University exemplifies the transformative power of higher education, writes Ted Mitchell.

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February 17, 2018
The President of Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences, Borys Paton, will turn 100 this year.  He is perhaps the oldest chief of a national academy in the world. 
February 15, 2018
The school shooting tragedy; class schedules; provosts and deans; more.
February 15, 2018
A recommendation that I’ll be interested if you take up.

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January 13, 2011
If colleges want to make real improvements on retention and graduation rates, they need to think about the entire institution, not any one effort, however worthy, write John N. Gardner and Andrew K. Koch.
January 12, 2011
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-Paper" is a feminist classic. Scott McLemee looks into the story behind the story.
January 11, 2011
A great deal of work and learning -- and less ideal activities -- unfold on campuses overnight. Colleges should pay more attention to what happens then, writes Lee Burdette Williams.
January 11, 2011
The entire nation is reeling with the devastating events in Tucson and the attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords. While we do not yet know the full details of this tragedy, nor do we understand the true motivation that led to the killings, authorities indicate she was the clear target. We all struggle to understand how anyone could do something so heinous.
January 10, 2011
Will Hochman responds to an anonymous poem about leaving an academic career with a poem about staying.

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