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February 10, 2016
Scott McLemee reviews a new anthology that documents a place in which people are condemned to psychic torture so continuous it seems eternal.
February 9, 2016
To avoid mediocrity, governing boards should never be quite satisfied with their performance, write Cathy Trower and Peter Eckel.

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February 9, 2016 - 8:43pm
Strategies for prioritizing well-being during grad school.

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September 2, 2008
Doing so might bruise the egos of senior professors. But a college could increase the quality of its faculty by giving relatively higher salaries to junior professors, James D. Miller writes.
August 29, 2008
I hadn’t seen the movie and I hadn’t read the book, but I’d seen the preview and the poster: “The Only Thing More Surprising than the Chance She's Taking ... Is Where It's Taking Her.” That one’s for me, I thought, of all the slogans in all the movie ads in all the world, that one’s for me.
August 28, 2008
Forbes portrays its new college rankings as an outcomes-oriented alternative to U.S. News. But the outcomes it chooses -- including Ratemyprofessors.com -- make it seem like a parody, Patricia McGuire writes.
August 28, 2008
Many in the academic community despise college rankings and the implicit associated “grading” of universities. This is terribly ironic since universities depend on metrics such as SAT scores, high school grades, GRE tests and the like to assess the competency of students for admission. Likewise, they use student grades, faculty teaching evaluations and endowment growth figures as metrics to compare students, faculty and institutions with one another.
August 27, 2008
The conflict between Russia and Georgia was a turning point of some kind. Scott McLemee wonders what's the big idea....

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