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April 23, 2018
As humanists, to make an impression inside our institutions and in the outside world, we need to do a much better job of counting the support our faculty members receive to pursue their work, argues George Justice.
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April 20, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Can Government Do Anything Right? by Alasdair Roberts.

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April 22, 2018
A book on the cognitive science behind flexible thinking.
April 22, 2018
Embracing activism and organizing a large-scale march as a graduate student.

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July 15, 2010
Policy makers offer many theories about what's wrong and many potential solutions, sound and faddish, writes Garrison Walters. But creating a pervasive education culture alone will make us successful.
July 14, 2010
A sociologist speculates on the nature and function of awards. Scott McLemee considers the merits of the argument.
July 13, 2010
Discouraging companies from using young people as free labor is laudable, but colleges, not the government, should gauge the educational value of internships, writes Joseph E. Aoun.
July 12, 2010
The new tool won't replace computers, but could replace paper and shift economics of journal articles, writes Alex Golub.
July 9, 2010
An article here last year, "Sophie's Choice for 2-Year Colleges," may create the mistaken impression that the crisis in our educational system can be managed and resolved through a bitter regimen of "tough choices." The article details the decision of San Joaquin Delta College, facing deep budget cuts, to preserve some programs by eliminating others, particularly those for students needing remedial instruction or starting to learn English.

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