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April 20, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Can Government Do Anything Right? by Alasdair Roberts.
April 19, 2018
Despite all our professed support of the concept, Clara M. Lovett asks, how much do we truly value it?

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April 20, 2018
Many campuses are dots of blue in a sea of red. Even as we in higher ed build towards a multicultural future, can we communicate to our heartland neighbors that they will thrive in that future too? 
April 20, 2018
Writing and language edition.
April 19, 2018
Why I added “Higher Ed Tech” to the title of this book.

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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.
January 25, 2005
How short-sighted can this administration be?Answer: terribly and tragically.In the 2006 federal budget he will release in early February, President Bush is expected to propose killing off two programs, Upward Bound and Talent Search, that have helped millions of disadvantaged students prepare for college. This makes no long-term economic sense.

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