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Cover of "The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime" by Ethan Tussey
April 27, 2018
A lesson in Ethan Tussey’s The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime is that a large, voracious and profitable cultural apparatus is absorbing and monetizing every second of your attention, writes Scott McLemee.
April 26, 2018
Masha Fedzechkina speaks out on behalf of those scholars who have happened to work with those accused of sexual harassment.

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April 26, 2018
Some experiments for creating schedules which may lesson the physical and emotional exhaustion so common at the end of the spring semester.
April 26, 2018
Free faculty labor; the disappearing middle class; Captain Kirk; more.

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March 6, 2009
If colleges want to reach more students, and foundations and lawmakers want more graduates, they need to consider the real gender gap, writes Richard Whitmire.
March 5, 2009
After years of attacks on science, the election of a science-friendly president makes now the time to push for the politically unbiased use of science in education and policy making, write Joseph Karlesky, Richard Pepino and James Strick.
March 4, 2009
Whatever happened to cinephilia? Scott McLemee loses it at the movies....
March 3, 2009
President Obama's speech last week made good on his campaign promise to elevate higher eduation's domestic priority, writes Art Hauptman. But are his budget proposals adequate to meet the lofty goals he has now established?
March 2, 2009
A professor describes what accountability looks like on campus, and suggests that administrators or lawmakers be required -- when adopting requirements -- to estimate the hours needed.

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