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February 22, 2017
Abraham Flexner's The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge highlights how the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake has shown itself to be a powerful force in the world, writes Scott McLemee.
February 21, 2017
Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C. Ward.

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February 22, 2017
Responses prompt new questions.  
February 22, 2017
Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.
February 22, 2017
Shared governance is important. Does it really exist?

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October 5, 2009
Academe has a unique ability to promote political civility in the United States, writes Susan Herbst.
October 2, 2009
Benjamin Bleiberg and Joseph Storch propose a way to help victims combat the Web sites that vilify college students.
October 1, 2009
Joseph E. Aoun argues that all parties in higher education -- including leaders of private universities like his -- suffer when state colleges struggle financially.
September 30, 2009
Did humanity evolve with selfish genes? Scott McLemee looks into an alternative theory
September 29, 2009
Colleges need to embrace specific policies and also to promote flexibility if they want to recruit and retain female faculty members, write Karine Moe and Dianna Shandy.

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