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May 25, 2016
Scott McLemee reviews Terry Eagleton's new book, Culture, which unpacks the concept in its title.
May 24, 2016
Next year will be disruptive and confusing for students, families and most colleges in the admissions process, argues W. Kent Barnds, who wonders how so many changes can be good.

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May 24, 2016 - 11:19pm
Advice for thoughtfully disappearing during the final stretch of the dissertation.
May 24, 2016 - 9:35pm
American culture reveres competition, but sometimes it's destructive.
May 24, 2016 - 9:14pm
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April 4, 2008
The problem “too big to be seen” is what I signed on for here. I won a fellowship to write a series about equity for half the 20 million students in college in the U.S. today. My half is the 11.5 million at the 1,195 two-year campuses called community colleges. At the last meeting for my fellowship, Henry Braun of ETS and Boston College, an author of America’s Perfect Storm -- Three Forces Changing Our Nation’s Future, explained how continued failure to deal with divergent skill distributions, the changing economy, and demographic trends may destroy the whole nation.
April 3, 2008
David D. Cooper finds his class applying newly learned theories of democracy and rhetoric to decisions made by instructors.
April 2, 2008
Readers come up with names for the era now winding down. And Scott McLemee looks back on it all....
April 1, 2008
Academics can strengthen the online encyclopedia and benefit from doing so, writes Mark A. Wilson.
March 31, 2008
Bruce Simon writes about how the debate looks when your institution's entire budget would be a rounding error for Harvard, and offers suggestions for the wealthiest universities.

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