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February 23, 2018
Colleges and universities shouldn't care about, or recognize, skills that aren't woven into a program of study that gives them meaning, Johann N. Neem argues.
February 23, 2018
Almost a century after Prohibition went into effect, we remember it as Puritanism run amok. Scott McLemee looks into a book taking a different view.

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February 25, 2018
They admit they're not up to the task of stitching the country back together. Who is?
February 25, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.
February 25, 2018
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to subsidize “all motivated and able Japanese youth who wish to study abroad.” 

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February 12, 2010
Why are some departments being eliminated while others are secure? Where will all this pruning leave academe? Meg Worley wonders about the future.
February 11, 2010
The seeds of the Colts’ defeat were written several weeks earlier -- with implications for higher education, Karen Gross writes.
February 10, 2010
All hail the scholarship of Jean-Baptiste Botul! Scott McLemee looks into a case of philosophical fact-checking.
February 9, 2010
By rejecting anthologies and rebuffing biographers, a great author limited his future readership, writes Leonard Cassuto.
February 8, 2010
The New York Times last month reported a story about several politically active students who crossed the line from what the Times called “high jinks” to allegedly committing a federal felony (by breaking into the office of Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to learn whether the Senator’s office was deliberately not answering phone calls). While this criminal activity is nothing short of outrageous, I assume it is an aberration. It is, however, connected to a bigger problem.

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