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August 5, 2015
The 18th century saw the rise of a taste for crumbling architecture and beautiful ruins. Scott McLemee looks at a study of the contemporary equivalent.
August 4, 2015
Kate Blanchard wonders if what higher education truly needs is a fresh start -- even if that means the end of institutions that many revere.  

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August 4, 2015 - 8:17pm
Blackboard is for sale, again.  Let the speculation begin!
August 4, 2015 - 7:01pm
The idea of rankings should be banished from the continent’s higher education conversation that should, instead, focus on fortifying this fast growing sector.
August 4, 2015 - 3:00am
The first decision an institution must make when defining brand architecture is: are we a branded house or a house of brands?

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September 19, 2007
A few months back, Intellectual Affairs reported on the work of a couple of social scientists who were studying the contemporary antiwar movement. They have been showing up at the national demonstrations over the past several years and – with the help of assistants instructed in a method of random sampling – conducting surveys of the participants. The data so harvested was then coded and fed into a computer, and the responses cross-correlated in order to find any patterns hidden in the data.
September 18, 2007
“HITS WITH THE APPROXIMATE FORCE AND EFFECT OF ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY” raved Roger Kimball’s review in The New York Times, as quoted on the paperback jacket of Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, a surprise best-seller in 1987 and the opening salvo in a ceaseless conservative war against the academic and cultural left.
September 17, 2007
Anyone looking for an Information Obfuscator, Lunchtime Banterer, or Marxist Turncoat? It's high time for humanists to market their underappreciated skills to the private sector, Kerry Soper argues.
September 14, 2007
The late president's legacy left an unfortunate legacy for academic publishing -- one that needs to be challenged, writes James F. Reische.
September 13, 2007
Amy L. Wink considers the difference between "real" and not so real work, from the perspective of an adjunct with both kinds of experiences.

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