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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
We launched a digital storytelling project. Here’s what we learned.
April 17, 2019
What is the pager of higher ed?
April 17, 2019
The real student loan crisis.

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July 14, 2011
In an excerpt from their new book, Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring describe why universities are at great risk, but also poised for an innovation-fueled renaissance.
July 13, 2011
No one would think of the call for papers as a literary genre. But the CFP can be distinguished from the usual run of academic memoranda by its appeal to the reader’s curiosity, ambition, and capacity to daydream -- and occasionally by its test of one’s power to suspend disbelief.
July 12, 2011
Countries value universities that promote economic growth, but those who conduct international ratings are oblivious, writes Indira Samarasekera.
July 11, 2011
Policy makers often talk about community colleges "serving" low-income students. For-profit colleges do that, too, writes Arthur Keiser.
July 8, 2011
Every so often, one scholar will assess another’s book so harshly that it becomes legendary. The most durable example must be A.E. Housman, whose anti-blurbs retain their sting after a century and more. Housman is best-known for the verse in his collection A Shropeshire Lad (1896). But classicists still remember his often pointed reviews of other philologists’ editions of ancient poetry, and can sometimes quote snippets from memory.

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