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June 22, 2018
Scott McLemee reviews Alex de Waal's Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.
June 21, 2018
Deborah Parker describes how it feels to be an Asian faculty member in Italian, a field in which there are very few minorities, and how greater diversification offers a way forward.

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June 21, 2018
Narrow and deep, or broad and shallow?
June 21, 2018
Libraries have had a long time to develop a set of core values. What if those were applied to our broader information environment?

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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.
January 18, 2005
Sandy Baum explains what the Bush proposals would do -- and what remains to be done -- for a vital aid program.
January 17, 2005
I must confess to a certain bias in the discussion of the community college baccalaureate. I am one of the few individuals who has worked at two institutions -- Utah Valley State College and West Virginia University-Parkersburg -- that have left the ranks of true community colleges in order to expand their mission to include baccalaureate degrees.

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