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April 19, 2018
Despite all our professed support of the concept, Clara M. Lovett asks, how much do we truly value it?
April 18, 2018
In a difficult environment for higher education and the nation, Mort Maimon discovers resilience in adversity in a somewhat surprising place.

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April 18, 2018
As non-tenure-track faculty fight for better pay, students and teachers rediscover the value of liberal education in that very struggle.
April 18, 2018
Back to a recurring nightmare.
April 18, 2018
Online reputation tracking for alt-acs, and the monetization of the higher ed status economy.

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February 1, 2011
Jeffrey J. Williams proposes an unusual tactic to make room for new blood in the academe. Let's just say it involves shedding a little old blood.
January 31, 2011
Neven Sesardic explains why he published a journal article under another name.
January 28, 2011
Suppose you are an ambitious, gifted college student with a passion for your major and the potential to become a world-class college teacher. You are precisely the person parents and taxpayers want to be teaching tomorrow’s students. Furthermore, private and public spending per college student has grown faster than median household incomes for the past three decades, suggesting that people are willing to pay more for your services. You want this career, parents/taxpayers want you to have this career, and they are willing to pay for it; what wonderful prospects!
January 27, 2011
Stephen Brockmann wonders if a key cause of the crisis facing humanities programs can be traced to the culture wars of the '80s.
January 26, 2011
Nona Balakian was an editor at The New York Times Book Review who joined its staff in the 1940s, after studying with the legendary modernist literary critic Lionel Trilling at Columbia University. She was one of the founders of the National Book Critics Circle, which, following her death in 1991, created the annual citation for excellence in reviewing named in her honor.

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