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February 20, 2018
Mark Edmundson explores -- and applauds -- current students' quest for identity but says that achieving it is only half the game.
February 19, 2018
It's not easy to speak up on behalf of a colleague under face-to-face attack from students, but we must do so to defend our free speech, argues Jonathan Zimmerman.

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February 20, 2018
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February 20, 2018
Memo to socially conscious students: Dead white male authors and today's pop stars and rappers have much in common.

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January 25, 2010
Colleges and athletic departments need new policies to promote opportunity for everyone to participate in sports programs, write Pat Griffin and Helen Carroll.
January 22, 2010
Higher education leaders should work together to find an alternative to the Carnegie Unit for measuring academic credit -- unless they want the government to impose one, writes Steven D. Crow.
January 22, 2010
There is no national emergency, writes Bernard Fryshman: Higher education's longstanding method of defining academic credit remains valid today.
January 21, 2010
Even old news can be dismal, and that is the case at hand. For about 40 years, by my calculation, American universities have been admitting too many candidates for doctorates in the liberal arts and the social sciences and, startling attrition along the way notwithstanding, have produced too great a supply of Ph.D.'s for a dwindling demand. There are proposed remedies for this injustice that prepares people exclusively for work that will not be available to them, but I want to address a different problem.
January 20, 2010
The psychiatric emergency room is where people have the worst day of their lives. Scott McLemee recommends a gripping memoir.

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