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May 24, 2017
Scott McLemee has found most recently published books on digital discourse -- memes, tweeting and other modes of contemporary communication -- hard to keep reading. The exception is Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner’s The Ambivalent Internet.
May 23, 2017
While most believe the contrary, some people understand that plagiarism is not necessarily deceitful or deserving censure, writes Jennifer A. Mott-Smith.

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May 23, 2017
A different approach might yield more progress.  
May 23, 2017
What do you call your university president?
May 23, 2017
Improving your speaking skills.

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August 22, 2008
In a global academic market, colleges should shed their protectionist policies on transfer of credit, writes Richard C. Sutton.
August 21, 2008
Bell Curve author Charles Murray takes direct aim at higher education in his new book Real Education by asserting that we are wasting our time trying to educate too many people. Murray contends that only 10 to 20 percent of those enrolled in four-year degree programs should actually be there. His pessimistic view of people’s ability to learn ignores not just good evidence to the contrary but the real pressures the American economy is facing.
August 21, 2008
With the enactment of a new GI Bill, the time has come to once again recall former University of Chicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins' prediction that the original 1944 legislation benefiting World War II soldiers would convert colleges and universities into "educational hobo jungles." Perhaps it's unfair -- Hutchins, a veteran himself, was a noted legal scholar and philosopher whose influence on the university he led is still quite visible today. But that's the price you pay for being so spectacularly (and quotably) wrong about one of the great policy issues of our time.
August 20, 2008
Texting and instant messaging are the wave of the future? Scott McLemee is just too ecstatic.
August 19, 2008
Independent colleges often choose to go it alone even when it makes sense to work together, Alice Brown writes.

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