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April 23, 2019
No one with federal student loans should ever have to default thanks to income-driven repayment plans, write Catharine B. Hill and Will Sealy.
April 22, 2019
The focus on hyperselective colleges and the Operation Varsity Blues scandal misses the fact that most colleges accept more than half their applicants, writes Jim Jump.
April 22, 2019
It's time to confront the reality of everyday privilege, write Don Hossler and Jerry Lucido. A failure to act may result in government regulation, they warn.

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April 22, 2019
A candidate raises important questions.
April 22, 2019
Reading John Wihbey's new book, The Social Fact: News and Knowledge in a Networked World.

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July 26, 2011
In his famous book on capitalism, Max Weber warned that our modern world would increasingly be driven by endless attempts at measurement, accountability, efficiency, and control. These efforts would trap us, he cautioned, in an "iron cage" of rationality that precluded other ways of assessing value and setting policy – like intuition, tradition, imagination, values and personal meaning.
July 25, 2011
Is it a given that technology enhances the acts of writing, as it does the arts and sciences of film-making, design, engineering, data collection and analyses, and so forth? What about the teaching and learning of writing?
July 22, 2011
Idling in rush hour traffic, on my way home after finishing my last class of the day, I have lots of time to wonder who exactly comes up with all those brilliant ideas that are ruthlessly yet passively absorbed into our lives without discussion, fanfare, or debate, and simply become accepted as, "That's just the way things are done." Oh, you know what I mean. Who constructed the miniature containers of half & half such that when you finally pull back the tab that’s been welded closed, you will certainly spew milk everywhere but into your coffee cup?
July 21, 2011
Developmental education is a K-12 problem, costs colleges dearly, and proves that some students shouldn't go to college. Right? Jane Wellman and Bruce Vandal challenge misperceptions.
July 20, 2011
Rick O'Donnell, who pushed for the release of faculty workload statistics in Texas, explains their implications for higher education's future.

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