October 27, 2016
While it is impossible to “futureproof” a board, assessing its strengths and potential vulnerabilities can go a long way toward ensuring that it is prepared for what’s ahead, write Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower.
October 26, 2016
Intercollegiate athletics programs, which are only justifiable on our campuses if they can offer significant learning experiences, should be assessed for their educational impact, argues Michael G. Bowen.

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October 27, 2016
The costs of child care.
October 26, 2016
Five disguises you might don during graduate school.


October 14, 2016
William Bradley describes the lasting impact a brilliant scholar and teacher of English Renaissance literature had on him -- both in the classroom and well beyond it.
October 13, 2016
The debate over whether institutions like the University of Pennsylvania should be tax exempt focuses far more on the economic than the civic role they play, writes Matthew Fernandez.
October 12, 2016
Scott McLemee interviews the author of a new book about the pre-eminent author and political thinker W. E. B. Du Bois, whose legacy remains highly relevant today.
October 11, 2016
Matt Grossmann and David A. Hopkins explore how the conservative movement undermined trust in academe and the news media while building its own alternatives.
October 10, 2016
Even though academic departments are crucial for universities, Robert Weisbuch says, we have not thought enough about how to avoid dysfunctional ones.


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