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February 23, 2018
Colleges and universities shouldn't care about, or recognize, skills that aren't woven into a program of study that gives them meaning, Johann N. Neem argues.
February 23, 2018
Almost a century after Prohibition went into effect, we remember it as Puritanism run amok. Scott McLemee looks into a book taking a different view.

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February 23, 2018
What does "winning" mean for a higher education institution?
February 23, 2018
Is there a way to recognize the racism that produced the Rodney King beatings without ignoring the lives of people like Tonya Harding? 
February 22, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.

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May 18, 2011
Over the years there has emerged a body of Playboy scholarship, which I read around in, every once in a while, for the pictures. Actually, including images from the magazine seems to be a fairly recent development in this field. The pioneers were unable to do so (not much room for porn in the academic publishing world until fairly recently), and their their work sometimes suffered for it. A case in point is “Hugh M. Hefner: Guardian of the Faith” by the late J.A. Ward, appearing the summer 1963 issue of The Antioch Review.
May 17, 2011
When the U. of Texas released data on every faculty member, the focus was on stars at Austin. Harvest Moon writes about being in the report as an adjunct.
May 16, 2011
Judith Eaton urges the Senate leader -- as he asks appropriate questions about higher ed accountability -- to recognize the value of accreditation.
May 13, 2011
When you hit an awkward or incorrect sentence in a student essay, writes Mark Longaker, remember the learning process.
May 12, 2011
With all eyes on the Arab Spring, a revolution on American soil is going largely ignored. After four decades of estrangement from the U.S. military, elite universities are reopening their doors to the Reserve Officer Training Corps. At hand is an unprecedented opportunity to repair relations between America’s military and the society it protects. For ROTC’s return to be more than symbolic, however, university and military leaders must move beyond handshakes and start building real bridges.

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