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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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January 26, 2009
The stimulus package offers an opportunity to provide student aid in a way that would also generate revenue and appeal to our national roots, writes Arthur Levine.
January 23, 2009
Karen Gross explains her reasons for teaching an undergraduate course beginning this week.
January 22, 2009
As the humanities and social sciences weather the financial crisis, perhaps the moment has arrived to reconsider their public purpose, writes Gabriel Paquette.
January 21, 2009
How to handle the constant pileup of scholarly publications? Scott McLemee takes a look at two alternatives.
January 20, 2009
Professors have an obligation to respond to the crisis of global climate change with a new form of engaging their students, writes Eban Goodstein.

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