John R. Thelin

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October 28, 2020
Historian John R. Thelin returns to the ’60s, when Biden -- along with the majority of his classmates -- was regular, not radical.
July 27, 2020
Does changing a college's name advance social justice? Reviewing some of the history of racism on campuses, John R. Thelin urges facing the past as well as erasing it.
April 3, 2019
To understand how the recent scam departed from conventional procedures for monitoring the role of athletics in admissions, it's worth examining the Ivy League conference, writes John R. Thelin.
November 5, 2018
A look at what we know about admissions in the 1950s informs today's debates, writes John R. Thelin.
October 24, 2018
As the recent Senate confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court demonstrated, yearbooks are documents that can go beyond casual nostalgia, writes John R. Thelin.
November 3, 2015
Colleges should rethink perpetual endowments that honor the donor but thwart good stewardship today, writes John Thelin.
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