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September 28, 2016
In Deciding What’s True, Lucas Graves traces how media outlets’ internal fact-checking has morphed into something almost antithetical: the very public evaluation of factual assertions made by politicians and other news figures, writes Scott McLemee.
September 27, 2016
Well-meaning administrators and faculty members have put processes into place that show little awareness of the hurdles students confront, says Bridget Burns.

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September 28, 2016
One student reflects on his extracurricular employment.
September 28, 2016
Popular messaging app gets controversial.

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July 11, 2008
Three weeks ago, a student, a veteran of two tours in Iraq, a sniper who had already dropped out once a year ago when three of his buddies in Iraq died in one week, handed in an essay that terrified me. “Suicide Prevention,” I discovered right away, is one of the top information requests from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs home page. Before thinking about writing a column about military veterans at community colleges, I made sure the student, whom I’ll call The Student, is OK. He is.
July 10, 2008
Paula Treichler, who recently resigned from the university's board, offers an inside look at the turmoil of the last year as trustees moved to close a beloved college.
July 9, 2008
Was the new Pixar film "WALL-E" inspired by an American cultural theorist? Scott McLemee goes over the moon to find out.
July 8, 2008
Many American students and parents thirst for colleges focused on “value.” Vance Fried offers a new model.
July 7, 2008
Stephen A. Yoder describes how he responded to "Fred," who never identified himself as having the condition.

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