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October 22, 2018
A new report points to the need to challenge the cult of rankings, writes Jim Jump.
October 22, 2018
Assertions about the value of the humanities should not be predominantly defensive responses to those who mistakenly deride the economic outcomes of such an education, warns Robert Newman.
October 22, 2018
They prepare students for the challenges they will confront in their professional, political, social and cultural lives, argues Elizabeth H. Bradley.

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October 22, 2018
On the federal plan to deny that transgender people exist.
October 22, 2018
A book that made me wonder if IHE is a good place to have conversations across worldviews, and which also made me more worried about November 2020.
October 22, 2018
Fringe groups are suing EBSCO for cleverly hiding porn in its K12 databases - hiding it so cleverly only the porn hunters can find it.

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September 8, 2006
Robert M. Diamond discusses the barriers facing a federal panel's effort to change higher education, and how they might be overcome.
September 7, 2006
Fleur LaDouleur considers the demise of Pluto and why humanitists weren't in on the big decision.
September 6, 2006
Perhaps 9/11 might have been prevented, but not the conspiracy theories about it. Scott McLemee tries on a shiny new tinfoil hat.
September 5, 2006
The Rev. John P. Minogue surveys the shifts in higher education, and sees more change ahead.
September 1, 2006
As a teacher of writing and literature at Salem State College, I hear a lot of stories. My students, although they may never have ventured more than 20 miles from where they were born, bring hard lessons of endurance to the classroom that seem more profound than any I'd had at their age. For years I've believed that they bring a certain wisdom to the class, a wisdom that doesn't score on the SAT or other standardized tests. The old teaching cliché -- I learn from my students -- feels true, but it is hard to explain. I'm not particularly naïve. I know that life can be difficult.

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