October 25, 2016
For all President Obama, Jill Biden and Martha Kanter have done for the institutions, Wick Sloane offers his thanks. Now it's up to the colleges themselves, he writes.
October 24, 2016
Now is the time to identify how to inspire young people to tackle the grand challenges of the 21st century, writes the White House's Tom Kalil.

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October 24, 2016
When student and college differ on what constitutes success.  
October 24, 2016
OSU was about to do something bad to its NTT English faculty. Making a fuss helped gain a reprieve.
October 24, 2016
Why did you decide to go -- or not go -- to the big Annual Conference?


August 30, 2007
As we greet a new academic year, Laurence Musgrove considers how we greet one another.
August 29, 2007
Polemics seldom age well. But when Harold Cruse published The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual during the fall of 1967, he aimed his verbal artillery in so many directions that it seems as if some of the missiles are still landing four decades later. (At the time of his death in 2005, Cruse was professor emeritus of African-American studies at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.)
August 28, 2007
We're staring down the barrel of another academic year. Time for a refresher course in professional deportment -- by which I mean "The Ten Crack Commandments," by The Notorious B.I.G. All you professors starting out at new institutions (like me) will be getting orientation sessions to show you the academic ropes -- procedures on academic misconduct, FERPA guidelines, sexual harassment policies, etc., but you can save some time and just listen to hiphop.
August 27, 2007
Kevin Carey, who created a rating system, writes that the data are instructive and comparisons are valuable.
August 27, 2007
The Rev. Scott R. Pilarz considers what he most likes about August in the cycle of academic life.


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