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April 23, 2018
As humanists, to make an impression inside our institutions and in the outside world, we need to do a much better job of counting the support our faculty members receive to pursue their work, argues George Justice.
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April 20, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Can Government Do Anything Right? by Alasdair Roberts.

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January 28, 2011
Suppose you are an ambitious, gifted college student with a passion for your major and the potential to become a world-class college teacher. You are precisely the person parents and taxpayers want to be teaching tomorrow’s students. Furthermore, private and public spending per college student has grown faster than median household incomes for the past three decades, suggesting that people are willing to pay more for your services. You want this career, parents/taxpayers want you to have this career, and they are willing to pay for it; what wonderful prospects!
January 27, 2011
Stephen Brockmann wonders if a key cause of the crisis facing humanities programs can be traced to the culture wars of the '80s.
January 26, 2011
Nona Balakian was an editor at The New York Times Book Review who joined its staff in the 1940s, after studying with the legendary modernist literary critic Lionel Trilling at Columbia University. She was one of the founders of the National Book Critics Circle, which, following her death in 1991, created the annual citation for excellence in reviewing named in her honor.
January 25, 2011
Colleges that boast about the environmental training they provide need to remember that these issues must be part of every program and every job, not just a subset, writes David Schejbal.
January 24, 2011
Robert J. Sternberg turns to psychology research to explain why assigning ordinal numbers to colleges is inherently flawed.

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