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May 6, 2016
The big question in hiring somebody right out of graduate school is not about the person's research but whether he or she can deal with teenagers who have never read serious literature and don’t particularly want to, writes Bruce Fleming.
May 5, 2016
The values that undergird higher education as a guarantor of human dignity and enlightenment are under a special intensity of attack, argues Robert Weisbuch, while we in academe seem preoccupied with the little stuff.

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Thinking about Colin Hanks’ documentary - All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records.
May 5, 2016 - 6:59pm
The social media discontentment problem.

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April 17, 2007
The scandal has revealed some poor decisions and problems that need fixing, but going too far could hurt students, writes Donald E. Heller.
April 16, 2007
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg writes that educators must insist that even in violent conflicts, college and university campuses merit special protection.
April 13, 2007
I’m not sure what is meant by professionalism. I suppose it has something to do with  knowing what you are supposed to know on the job. Nobody wants an amateur hair cut. But then, some professional athletes behave very unprofessionally and seem to have little concern for excellence or the level of their performances. Some professionals provide tangible services others need, and they have the tools (intellectual and materiel) to get the job done. Of course, they have skills which a relatively few possess.
April 12, 2007
Tony Keller writes that magazine compilations of information about higher education serve students and the public.
April 11, 2007
Shakespeare wrote one of the most savage plays in the canon. Scott McLemee visits the dark side.

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