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September 21, 2017
By concentrating so heavily on graduation rates, policy makers are ignoring danger signs that the amount that students are learning in college may be declining, writes Derek Bok.
September 20, 2017
Scott McLemee reviews Manhunt: Unabomber, a dramatic miniseries about Theodore Kaczynski and his capture by the FBI.

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September 21, 2017
Could the big idea that has captured so much of our higher ed imagination actually be wrong?
September 21, 2017
Incorporating inclusive language in the admissions process

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October 15, 2009
Among all the issues in higher education today, retention once again captures our attention. Most influential is the publication of Crossing the Finish Line, a study of completing college at America’s public universities, written by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson.
October 14, 2009
Tens of thousands of people demonstrated at the US Capitol on Sunday to demand LGBT equality. Scott McLemee thinks while marching...
October 13, 2009
Americans have long prided ourselves on our higher education system, but lately a much more negative image has emerged. The U.S. has fallen behind other developed countries in postsecondary attainment, and large gaps in college access and completion remain for low-income and minority students.
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.

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