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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
Not teaching for the first time in 17 years and recognizing what I'm missing out on.
September 21, 2017
Could the big idea that has captured so much of our higher ed imagination actually be wrong?

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March 12, 2009
Robert E. Cummings argues that the popular online encyclopedia -- much derided by many professors -- can provide guidance that no instructor alone can offer.
March 11, 2009
To Kindle or not to Kindle? Scott McLemee thinks that's not really the question....
March 10, 2009
States are ultimately responsible for college quality, but 50 definitions of quality are too many. It's time to cooperate on state approval of higher education, Alan Contreras writes.
March 9, 2009
Generous financial aid packages will only go so far, writes Arlene Cash. Higher education needs to get involved in the lives of disadvantaged children well before they can apply to college, she says.
March 6, 2009
If colleges want to reach more students, and foundations and lawmakers want more graduates, they need to consider the real gender gap, writes Richard Whitmire.

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