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July 28, 2016
Lincoln University’s decision to suspend its history major ignores W. E. B. Du Bois’s belief in the power of history to shape lives in the present and his vision of the university as a center to help reconstruct the world, argues J. Mark Leslie.
July 27, 2016
In Return to Cold War, Robert Legvold gives a succinct, lucid, fairly dispassionate and almost incessantly even-handed presentation of relations between the United States and Russia, writes Scott McLemee.

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July 27, 2016 - 9:00pm
Any higher ed lessons from this very funny book?
July 26, 2016 - 9:07pm
A new book looks at the issues libraries face and proposes six steps toward “Reimagining the Academic Library.”
July 26, 2016 - 9:00pm
A wonderful novel that offers a bleak picture of American life in 2029.

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October 26, 2007
Like most young faculty members, I began my first job with my eyes on the prize six years ahead -- tenure. Even though I was coming out of University of the Elite and heading Rural College, I was under no illusions that it would be easy. Amidst the bucolic surroundings and relaxed environment of my new institution, I knew I would be buried under a 4-4 teaching load, the pressure to produce a book pre-tenure, and the usual service work and personal attention to students that small institutions expect.
October 25, 2007
Terry Caesar considers the assumptions academics make about fellow academics -- many times based on a less than complete reality.
October 24, 2007
Sometimes bric-a-brac has meaning. Scott McLemee interviews an interpreter.
October 23, 2007
Everyone knows that rock and roll is all about kicking out the jams: ditching uptight squares, taking long rides in the dark of night, and being a street fightin' man -- or woman. As The Who put it, it's about hoping to die before you get old. But what does rock mean to a new generation of uptight (if updated and wired) squares, afraid of the open road, who have little fight in them? What does rock mean for a generation that has never been allowed to be young -- let alone hope to die before they get old?
October 22, 2007
Discussions of how to diversify the research world and of how to work beyond the boundaries of traditional fields should be combined, write Diana Rhoten and Stephanie Pfirman.

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