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October 16, 2017
The radical move might be to quit, writes Claire B. Potter.
October 13, 2017
The reliable moment we experience on a campus may not be positive or even comforting, observes Jeff Rice, but rather a confirmation of frustration.

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October 16, 2017
Someday, the bell will toll for all faculty. There's only one way to prevent it and it doesn't involve adjuncts quitting en masse.
October 16, 2017
Is it possible to teach self-awareness? Especially to adults?
October 16, 2017
A modest proposal to Amazon.

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September 11, 2008
Colleges need to do much more than talk about the drinking age -- especially given evidence that the law may be reducing fatalities -- writes Jonathan Gibralter.
September 10, 2008
We reached the island on the morning of Labor Day, as the last of the vacationers were closing up their summer rentals; they caught the afternoon ferry back to New Bedford. At peak times, there may be 300 people on Cuttyhunk. It is a tiny island with a peculiar shape, located about two hours from Boston -- one hour each by land and by sea. A retired academic couple, Marvin and Betty Mandell, had lent my wife and me use of their place for a few days.
September 9, 2008
Like many professors, I have a policy about cell phones in my classroom. I struggle with this policy every semester, trying to prevent their usage from disrupting my class (trying to prevent their usage at all, in fact), but also recognizing that draconian measures might not have the best effect on classroom atmosphere.
September 8, 2008
Jane Arnold is enrolled in an online doctoral program, but wants to be sure higher education preserves the traditional classroom.
September 5, 2008
Under pressure from its accreditor to go high-tech, U of All People -- ever the maverick -- heads in the other direction. David Galef reports.

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