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September 21, 2017
By concentrating so heavily on graduation rates, policy makers are ignoring danger signs that the amount that students are learning in college may be declining, writes Derek Bok.
September 20, 2017
Scott McLemee reviews Manhunt: Unabomber, a dramatic miniseries about Theodore Kaczynski and his capture by the FBI.

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September 21, 2017
Could the big idea that has captured so much of our higher ed imagination actually be wrong?
September 21, 2017
Incorporating inclusive language in the admissions process

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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.
January 19, 2010
Are students lazy, technologically sophisticated or both? Jerry Pattengale evaluates the evidence.
January 18, 2010
With the system of higher education self-regulation under intense scrutiny, Judith Eaton envisions what its next iteration might look like.

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