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June 25, 2018
How have institutions like the University of Oxford endured for centuries through so many dramatic changes, asks Reverend John I. Jenkins, and what might their staying power teach us now?
June 22, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.

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June 24, 2018
The questions to ask about enrollment.  
June 24, 2018
What would happen if every residential course was designed in the same way as our best online courses?

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January 22, 2010
There is no national emergency, writes Bernard Fryshman: Higher education's longstanding method of defining academic credit remains valid today.
January 21, 2010
Even old news can be dismal, and that is the case at hand. For about 40 years, by my calculation, American universities have been admitting too many candidates for doctorates in the liberal arts and the social sciences and, startling attrition along the way notwithstanding, have produced too great a supply of Ph.D.'s for a dwindling demand. There are proposed remedies for this injustice that prepares people exclusively for work that will not be available to them, but I want to address a different problem.
January 20, 2010
The psychiatric emergency room is where people have the worst day of their lives. Scott McLemee recommends a gripping memoir.
January 19, 2010
Are students lazy, technologically sophisticated or both? Jerry Pattengale evaluates the evidence.
January 18, 2010
With the system of higher education self-regulation under intense scrutiny, Judith Eaton envisions what its next iteration might look like.

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