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January 18, 2017
Scott McLemee reviews Robert E. Denton Jr.’s scholarship on the American presidency, which highlights how immediately coping with the lack of any guidebook is one of the most urgent demands of the office.
January 17, 2017
We need to engage in a serious dialogue about our role in exacerbating the opportunity gap and our obligation to close it, argues Dan Greenstein.

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January 18, 2017
“I need this class to stay on my parents’ health insurance.”
January 18, 2017
A librarian explains why grad students should consult her colleagues more often.
January 18, 2017
This year, take risks that are bold enough to break through.

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April 29, 2008
While colleges must avoid waste, they need to be careful that demands for cost-cutting -- especially in a period of tight state budgets -- don't destroy their values and mission, write Eric Gilbertson and Daniel Hurley.
April 28, 2008
Around 1952, the brown treesnake ( Boiga irregularis) arrived on Guam from somewhere in the South Pacific, presumably as an accidental passenger on a cargo vessel. It settled in and multiplied. This snake’s invasion of Guam is a nightmarish instance of ecological disaster. The animal has devoured the whole populations of native species on the island, blown electrical generators, gulped down pets, and attacked children.
April 25, 2008
For society to thrive, universities can -- must -- introduce their students to the perennial questions and issues that define democratic theory and practice, writes Thomas Lindsay.
April 24, 2008
Unless it is altered, legislation pending in Congress would negatively affect research universities, administrators and inventors alike, write Sheldon Steinbach and Bruce Wieder.
April 23, 2008
How do military reservists balance the two sides of being "citizen-soldiers"? Scott McLemee asks the researchers.

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