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May 24, 2019
Scott McLemee examines Anthony Ryan Hatch's Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America.
May 24, 2019
Laurence Musgrove shares thoughts in poetry.
May 23, 2019
David P. Haney highlights some of the key early warning signs of financial trouble that higher education institutions often miss.

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February 4, 2005
The federal system for determining students' financial needs is a complicated mess that deters low-income families. Ellen Frishberg's solution offers better information, not more money.
February 3, 2005
"You're too young to know about the cafeterias," said Julius Jacobson. "The cafeterias were wonderful," said Phyllis Jacobson. "There's nothing like them today." "The cafeterias and the automats were the center of New York intellectual life back then," they continued. Each one finishing the other's thought, as old couples often will. "You'd buy a sandwich or a piece of pie, both if you could afford it, but what you really went there to do was talk." They talked. And I listened, hoping, as ever, to be transported into their past, at least for a while.
February 2, 2005
KC Johnson wants colleges to resist a new push to reform "liberal education."
February 1, 2005
As Scott McLemee introduces his new column, he feels a little bit like the fictional German philosopher created by Thomas Carlyle.
January 27, 2005
Beware the power of the syllabus, warns Terry Caesar. It defines not only the course, but also the role of the professor.

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