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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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December 17, 2009
Young people are surprisingly absent from the health care debate, even though the stakes are high for them, write Laura Stark and her students.
December 16, 2009
The Savage Detectives and 2666 make literature feel like a matter of life and death. Scott McLemee interviews a prominent Bolaño-logist.
December 15, 2009
Public universities need help, but that doesn't mean the values of the Morrill Act should be discarded by favoring a few institutions over the rest, writes M. Duane Nellis.
December 14, 2009
When American students want to do good in the developing world, do they have the tools to help or are they going to be a burden on those who do? Debra Carney asks some tough questions.
December 11, 2009
Whether they've been naughty or nice, the men and women of U of All People are due gifts at this time of year. David Galef presents the wish list.

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