March 23, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews new and forthcoming titles from university presses that take up these interconnected subjects.
March 23, 2018
Most colleges and universities rarely kill academic programs for underperforming. They (and their students) would be better off if they regularly culled programs that aren’t giving graduates the skills they need, Ryan Craig writes.

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March 23, 2018
Reflecting on the impact of Dr. Hawking's life and work on graduate students with disabilities.
March 23, 2018
A focus on the positive.
March 22, 2018
Academic innovation gigs, learning as a lens, and the desire for a different kind of community of practice.


August 3, 2009
Rob Franciosi thought his students shared too much. Then he had something to share.
July 31, 2009
It’s a dramatic tale: The story of the once-wealthy institution that houses America’s smartest -- our leading university, perhaps the world’s -- now just scraping by. Searches frozen and secretaries dismissed, hot breakfasts suspended, trash piled high: Harvard is “poor,” its endowment “collapsed,” according to Vanity Fair magazine.
July 30, 2009
Those who fear that the sector is ailing should take a closer look at public institutions that aren't afraid to mix accounting courses with their philosophy offerings, writes Bill Spellman.
July 29, 2009
Jerome Weeks went from literary scholarship to Grub Street -- then on to multimedia broadcasting. Scott McLemee catches up.
July 28, 2009
President Obama's call for more Americans to earn college degrees may not be the best way to improve the economy, writes Michael Rizzo.


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