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April 18, 2019
Dismayed by their climatic impact, 12 scholars seek to limit carbon emissions at their own institutions as well as give suggestions for others.
April 17, 2019
Edward Tenner laments the passing of a former professor and the values he represented.
April 17, 2019
Kevin Carey's critique of the corporate role in inflating the price of online education singled out 2U. In this essay, CEO Chip Paucek answers back.

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April 18, 2019
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April 17, 2019
What is the pager of higher ed?
April 17, 2019
The real student loan crisis.

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August 17, 2011
A historian's thoughts on recent American religious history resonate with the campaign season. Scott McLemee looks around the paywall.
August 16, 2011
If universities want to end athletic scandals, they need to kill Division I football and basketball, writes Lewis Margolis.
August 15, 2011
Daniel S. Hamermesh studied why more attractive people are more successful -- and found evidence that the trend applies in academe.
August 12, 2011
Discouraging professors of journalism from doing journalism themselves is like telling a music professor to give away his piano and write about people who still play one. In the fall of 2010 I was denied funding by the journalism department at the American University in Cairo, my employer at the time, for travel to Tunisia, where I was hoping to write about the lack of journalistic attention on that despotic country. Why the rejection? I was a tenure-track faculty member with a Ph.D. and, therefore, I should have been conducting only “academic” research, not political analysis.
August 11, 2011
In the time of Twitter, concision may be a valid goal in student writing. But clarity and accuracy are often emphasized too little, Kim Epting argues.

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