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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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October 12, 2009
Cuts in the cookie budget of the nation's wealthiest university don't illustrate hardship so much as show how lopsided support for higher education is, writes Drew A. Bennett.
October 9, 2009
David Galef shares a memo distributed by the henchman (er, administrator) hired to enforce the furloughs at U of All People.
October 8, 2009
A strategy focused on coordination, goals, data and results (and a willingness to make adjustments) can change higher education, writes Alexandra W. Logue.
October 7, 2009
Need a guide to vocabulary in the focative case? Scott McLemee looks at the definitive study of "the F word."
October 6, 2009
While seeking to make college more affordable and accessible, the Obama administration has launched a worrisome but largely unnoticed assault upon the nation’s publishers and the vibrant market in online learning. The U.S. House has approved a White House-backed provision to provide $500 million to develop free, and “freely available,” online college courses.

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