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May 25, 2016
Scott McLemee reviews Terry Eagleton's new book, Culture, which unpacks the concept in its title.
May 24, 2016
Next year will be disruptive and confusing for students, families and most colleges in the admissions process, argues W. Kent Barnds, who wonders how so many changes can be good.

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Advice for thoughtfully disappearing during the final stretch of the dissertation.
May 24, 2016 - 9:35pm
American culture reveres competition, but sometimes it's destructive.
May 24, 2016 - 9:14pm
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August 12, 2008
Albert DeCiccio and Karen Gross offer advice on how to enable change -- and escape catastrophe -- in inculcating a chief academic officer.
August 11, 2008
Administrators who want to reach out to professors may want to spend more time in the kitchen, writes Michael Bugeja.
August 8, 2008
You see it all the time, in the brochures and advertisements from liberal arts colleges and other non-gargantuan institutions. "Small class sizes," they promise, and for good reason, because everyone knows that small classes are better than large. No cavernous lecture halls where the professor is little more than a distant stick figure, they say -- raise your hand here, and someone will stop and listen. Plus, he or she will be a real professor, the genuine tenure-track article, not a part-timer or grad student but someone who really knows his or her stuff.
August 7, 2008
Even knowing what questions to ask about how colleges teach and students learn is difficult, says Bernard Fryshman. The answers? How much time do you have?
August 6, 2008
A friend recently noted that this week’s column would probably run at just about the time the Chinese government was using the Olympic torch to burn down a Tibetan village. Perhaps, he said, this might be a good occasion to check out the latest edition of The Ancient Olympic Games by Judith Swadding – first published by the British Museum in 1980 and now being reissued by the University of Texas Press.

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