Cover of Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions, by Alberto Manguel
March 16, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Alberto Manguel's Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions.
March 15, 2018
University athletic programs should not put their school mascots to work off the field and the court selling commercial products, argues Bill Mahon.

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March 16, 2018
The assumptions behind the cuts.
March 15, 2018
What might she have said in Texas?
March 15, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.


September 14, 2009
In Part 2 of his essay, Robert Zemsky lays out the three big goals of serious higher ed reform: proving that students learn, bolstering pre-college preparation, and fixing financial dysfunction.
September 11, 2009
A few hours ago, Wick Sloane taught his first section of an 11:45 p.m. to 2:45 a.m. course. He’s inspired by his students and community college – and mad as hell that no one seems to care about the nationwide conditions that make it impossible for so many students to find sections at the hours they need.
September 10, 2009
Like most of us who work in higher education, I really don’t have the time, or the courage, to be an activist for adjunct faculty rights. But I’m making the time and I’m summoning the courage because I’m not only an adjunct; I’m a parent and a citizen who is concerned — indeed, afraid — for the future of higher education.
September 9, 2009
When I became an associate dean for undergraduate programs not quite four years ago, I did not know the term “helicopter parent,” even though I’d sent my only child off to college not long before. By the time I’d had the job for a year, the label was so ubiquitously present that I knew exactly why a PowerPoint conference presentation that began with a swooping helicopter, complete with soundtrack, brought down the house.
September 8, 2009
After his institution imposes an inarguable "excellence" fee on students, Clarence Sowers envisions other one-time charges to follow.


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