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September 2, 2015
All too familiar: a disturbed loner wins posthumous recognition by mixing mass murder and mass media. Scott McLemee consults an Italian theorist's reflections on the problem.
September 1, 2015
Garrison Walters offers colleges and their leaders some things to think about as they weigh presidential perks. To wit, rationalization is the road to ruin, and if you really want art, buy it yourself. You can afford it.

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MOOCs as a mechanism to advance disciplinary (as opposed to pedagogical) thinking.

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April 7, 2008
Last week, my dean touted our college's rise in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate colleges of education. As the anonymous author of Confessions of a Community College Dean explains, even administrators who dislike rankings have to play the game, and in many ways it's an administrator's job to play cheerleader whenever possible.
April 4, 2008
The problem “too big to be seen” is what I signed on for here. I won a fellowship to write a series about equity for half the 20 million students in college in the U.S. today. My half is the 11.5 million at the 1,195 two-year campuses called community colleges. At the last meeting for my fellowship, Henry Braun of ETS and Boston College, an author of America’s Perfect Storm -- Three Forces Changing Our Nation’s Future, explained how continued failure to deal with divergent skill distributions, the changing economy, and demographic trends may destroy the whole nation.
April 3, 2008
David D. Cooper finds his class applying newly learned theories of democracy and rhetoric to decisions made by instructors.
April 2, 2008
Readers come up with names for the era now winding down. And Scott McLemee looks back on it all....
April 1, 2008
Academics can strengthen the online encyclopedia and benefit from doing so, writes Mark A. Wilson.

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