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February 22, 2017
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.

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February 22, 2017
Responses prompt new questions.  
February 22, 2017
Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.
February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?

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November 17, 2009
Brian Rosenberg explains why, as a college president, he has a high bar for speaking out on public issues.
November 16, 2009
Tom Deans and Tom Roby, directors of a university's centers to help students with writing and mathematics, respectively, consider the styles, goals and metaphors of their related efforts.
November 13, 2009
Most colleges' cost cutting decisions so far have avoided rigorous reviews of academic programs. It's time for that to change, writes Tim Mann, who offers some pointers.
November 12, 2009
Debates over affirmative action divert attention from the need for a massive research project to understand -- and close -- the racial achievement gap, write Thomas J. Espenshade and Alexandria Walton Radford.
November 11, 2009
40 years ago, Monty Python brought deconstruction to the telly. Scott McLemee looks on the bright side of life.

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