October 20, 2016
Michael J. Socolow tells the story of an academic and a New York Times No. 1 best seller.
October 19, 2016
How to make sense of the rash of sinister clown sightings throughout America? Scott McLemee turns to Heroes, Villains and Fools: The Changing American Character.

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October 20, 2016
What women outside the White House can learn from those in the White House.
October 20, 2016
Most institutions consider prospective students to be the most important audience for their website. Given that reality, it essential to make sure that they can find the information they need when they’re shopping for their college education. 


January 14, 2009
Wandering around the Lyceum with an entourage, Aristotle would hold forth on his conception of the universe: one in which God is the Unmoved Mover, while all else shuttles between the potential and the actual. Part of what we know about Aristotle’s thought comes via notes from those lectures. (You picture a student scribbling furiously as the philosopher pauses to dislodge a stone from his sandal.)
January 13, 2009
It’s often said that one of the great failings of American higher education is that teaching fails to get the respect it deserves. It seems to me, however, that, especially in the humanities, the current academic generation is significantly more dedicated to teaching than most of us were when I started out in this profession in the early sixties. The real problem, as I see it, is that the way we think about teaching needs to change.
January 12, 2009
The honorable political pledge to "make college affordable" becomes a wolf in sheep’s clothing during a recession. And the wolf is at the door. This recession already promises dramatic cuts in state subsides for public colleges and will result in widely condemned tuition increases. Mandates to hold down rising tuitions will surely follow, wrapped in the mantle of greater college affordability and access, but ultimately resulting in less of both.
January 9, 2009
Rather than fret about a college football playoff, the president-elect should worry about universities' relative priorities for sports and academics, write Tom Palaima and Nathan Tublitz.
January 8, 2009
It's time to consider jobs at community colleges, which differ in many ways from research universities, but have much to offer an aspiring academic, writes Sean P. Murphy.


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