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February 21, 2018
The idea of deliberately manipulating a crisis at a flagship U.S. university via social media once sounded like a crazy conspiracy theory, writes Ellen de Graffenreid, but we now realize the extent to which it can actually happen.
February 20, 2018
Mark Edmundson explores -- and applauds -- current students' quest for identity but says that achieving it is only half the game.

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February 21, 2018
Does scarcity distort or enlarge?
February 21, 2018
An endorsement of handshakes.
February 21, 2018
Will the Weinstein scandals lead to a change in academic culture?

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January 27, 2010
It is not only people living on islands who count as insular -- etymology notwithstanding. Consider a recent piece by New York Times columnist David Brooks, whose usual shtick might be called “Thornstein Veblen for Dummies.” Using the disaster in Haiti following the earthquake earlier this month as his peg, Brooks diagnosed the country’s poverty and imploding civil society as byproducts of Voodoo – which, with its magical worldview, discourages rational calculation and planning.
January 26, 2010
It's time for all colleges to release an understandable report on how they measure learning, and accreditors should require such disclosure, writes Douglas C. Bennett.
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.

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