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July 31, 2015
When departments hire outside their areas of expertise, criticism can be no surprise, writes Cary Nelson.
July 31, 2015
Michael Rothberg considers the lines from Gaza to social media to Illinois -- and their implications for university governance.

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Open thoughts.
August 2, 2015 - 3:28pm
Early in my career, I had the pleasure of team teaching a course on the Economics of Higher Education with then Hofstra President Robert Payton.
August 2, 2015 - 3:22pm
Avoiding extreme choices -- and tragedies.

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February 20, 2008
Cannibalism and human depravity? Dante would have loved it. Scott McLemee interviews a religious scholar about our fascination with the living dead.
February 19, 2008
Recent steps to help low-income students afford summer positions are nice, says Anthony Paletta, but colleges should go further: by minimizing the value they place on internships.
February 18, 2008
Barbara Fister sees common issues -- and reasons for scholars to pay closer attention -- in the debates over Facebook privacy, Google's library project, and the relationship between academics, libraries and journals.
February 15, 2008
Andrew Ross questions the motives and assumptions behind the push by American universities to open campuses abroad.
February 14, 2008
Valentine's Day. Time to pull out your Shakespeare's Sonnets, choose one to type up in a fancy font for that special someone, and deliver it with a box of chocolates. But as you thumb through the sonnets you begin wonder why they ever got connected with romance in the first place.Here's one that begins "When forty winters shall beseige thy brow / And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field." A warning about growing less beautiful with age isn't going to win anyone's heart -- especially someone who's seen 40 winters.

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