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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
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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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June 9, 2008
To reach disadvantaged students, colleges need to move beyond minor curricular enhancements and build on bolder initiatives being tried at some community colleges, writes Vincent Tinto.
June 6, 2008
I've been thinking a lot about death lately.
June 5, 2008
Community college graduation rates may seem low, but Wick Sloane looks at the stories behind the graduates themselves.
June 4, 2008
What are the potential crossover books from university presses in the fall? Scott McLemee begins the survey...
June 3, 2008
Many years ago, I was at a New York Philharmonic concert with my husband. Isaac Stern was performing, and given his age, I was thrilled to be in the audience. I had a similar reaction each time I watched Leonard Bernstein conduct in his later years. I thought each performance might be his last. In the middle of the second movement of the first piece, Stern, seated next to the conductor, just stopped playing. Literally. A hush fell over the auditorium. The orchestra’s sound petered out – instrument by instrument. The audience had that “what just happened?” look.

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