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December 7, 2018
In advance of International Human Rights Day, Scott McLemee reviews Authoritarianism: Three Inquiries in Critical Theory, by Wendy Brown, Peter E. Gordon and Max Pensky.
December 7, 2018
A poem by Laurence Musgrove on reading books.
December 6, 2018
The more academics seek to inform and shape policy, the more they must confront efforts to undermine their influence, writes Linda Stamato.

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December 9, 2018
What the best book I’ve read on the newspaper digital disruption might say about the future of higher ed.
December 6, 2018
Advice from the inside on how to reduce stress and use your school's resources more effectively.

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August 11, 2011
In the time of Twitter, concision may be a valid goal in student writing. But clarity and accuracy are often emphasized too little, Kim Epting argues.
August 10, 2011
Shortly before the bombing and shooting spree in Norway last month that left 77 people dead, Anders Behring Breivik e-mailed a thousand people the document he called his “compendium” -- a more accurate label than “manifesto,” as some have called it, since large chunks of text were cut and pasted from various sources rather than composed by the murderer himself. In its opening, Breivik says he spent three years preparing the work. It runs to 1,518 pages in PDF. There is no table of contents or index. Its final pages contain a number of photographic self-portraits.
August 9, 2011
If colleges want to make it more difficult to earn an A, they need to consider why faculty members feel pressure to award them, writes Peter Eubanks.
August 8, 2011
Cathy Davidson admits to being a professor who believes higher education shouldn't be the goal for everyone.
August 5, 2011
Public criticism of higher education continues to gather momentum; the primary issues are cost, quality and political bias. The objective evidence regarding high and rising cost is compelling and the body of evidence suggesting a secular decline in quality is also growing.

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