March 19, 2018
Pareena Lawrence explores how colleges can balance diversity and inclusion with free speech.
Cover of Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions, by Alberto Manguel
March 16, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Alberto Manguel's Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions.

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March 18, 2018
Have we lost the whole point of education?
March 18, 2018
Why ambitious staff move to new institutions.


April 29, 2005
Terry Caesar analyzes the role of neckwear for the male academic.
April 28, 2005
A century after Upton Sinclair's The Jungle first appeared, a new edition of the novel proves wrenching.
April 27, 2005
  Minutes of the English Department Meeting, April 23, 2005 Meeting begins at 4:15 instead of 4:00 as scheduled because somebody forgot the keys to the faculty lounge.  The chair, Professor Bigley, brings the meeting to order. Professor Twistwhistle, our Renaissance scholar, remarks that today is Shakespeare’s birthday.
April 26, 2005
This week, America turns off the TV. Yeah, right, says Scott McLemee.
April 25, 2005
It has been heartening to witness the recent runaway success of Princeton emeritus Harry G. Frankfurt’s latest book, On Bullshit. First published as an essay in 1988, Frankfurt’s splendid study is largely an effort to distinguish between lies and bullshit. A liar, Frankfurt notes, acknowledges truth-systems yet tries to pass off information that is not true.


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