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February 22, 2017
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.

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February 22, 2017
Responses prompt new questions.  
February 22, 2017
Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.
February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?

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February 24, 2009
Robert Brym considers the professional values of embracing the 101 courses so many professors avoid.
February 23, 2009
A guide to the changes and new features on the revamped Web site we are unveiling today.
February 23, 2009
(Editor’s note: When Congress renewed the Higher Education Act last summer, lawmakers scuttled the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity. which advises the U.S. secretary of education on accreditation issues. The panel is soon to be reconstituted with new members appointed by the secretary and by leaders in the House and Senate. The column below offers advice to those making the selections, and to their eventual selections.)
February 21, 2009
Shakespeare wrote one of the most savage plays in the canon. Scott McLemee visits the dark side.
February 20, 2009
As they look to cut their budgets, college administrators shouldn't impose across-the-board, one-size-fits-all solutions -- hiring freezes, salary cuts, etc. -- on their faculties, James Miller argues.

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