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May 6, 2015
Put down that chocolate and pick up some broccoli! Improve your attitude and you can do anything! Scott McLemee looks into a new book on the critique of self-improvement.
May 5, 2015
"Glad the semester is almost over!" "Grading, grading, grading." Jeff Rice is tired of the way professors seem determined to say something meaningless to one another.

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How grad school and Harry Potter resemble each other.
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It starts with G, ends with D and isn't "God."

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October 19, 2005
Undergraduates aren't the only ones on campus who drink a lot. Shari Wilson explores the reasons.
October 18, 2005
This summer, Scott McLemee hoped academic librarians would blog more about their work. Voila! Introducing ACRLog.
October 17, 2005
Universities celebrate their achievements in an endless series of public pronouncements. Like the imaginary residents of Lake Wobegon, all universities are above average, all are growing, and all improve. In most cases, these claims of progress rest on a technically accurate foundation:   Applications did increase, the average SAT scores did rise, the amount of financial aid did climb, private gifts did spike upward, and faculty research funding did grow.
October 14, 2005
When I was just a few years out of graduate school I wrote a “treatment” for a television series to be called “The Young Professors.” The show tracked the adventures of three new assistant professors as they negotiated the ins and outs of life at Soybean State College, a medium-sized, teaching-intensive public institution somewhere in the Midwest.
October 13, 2005
Jerome Karabel's book about Ivy League admissions touches a bundle of raw nerves. Scott McLemee twitches in response.

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