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April 24, 2015
In honor of National Poetry Month, Carolyn Foster Segal recounts a reading to which precious few verse lovers flocked.
April 24, 2015
As proposals fly to "fix" higher education's system of quality control, Bernard Fryshman explains its virtues and urges caution in abandoning it.

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May 25, 2007
A newly tenured professor, having crossed the great divide, shares some tips for those hoping to follow.
May 24, 2007
Shelton L. Williams, who experienced the previous worst massacre on an American campus 40 years ago, discusses the implications of the Virginia Tech shootings.
May 23, 2007
Looking for a brief holiday from total seriousness? Scott McLemee checks into some good destinations for a mental vacation.
May 22, 2007
Jeffrey Berman always encourages "risky writing" by students -- and explains what happened when he shared with them the most personal of works he could have written.
May 21, 2007
People often ask me why I serve on so many committees. I usually tell them a story about my grandfather. When I was a young child, I often saw him in a T-shirt that read, “Don’t ask me, I’m not on a committee.” Beneath this motto was a trail of enigmatic paw prints. To my young eyes, the paw prints seemed to indicate a level of playfulness and mischief, but also perhaps an element of dehumanization. Even before I knew what a committee was, I made up my mind that I wouldn’t make the same mistake. I would be on a committee.

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