August 14, 2020
How can college leaders come to such different decisions about reopening their campuses? Because we all have blind spots in our decision-making processes, and need to strive to mitigate them, Paul Friga writes.
August 13, 2020
Stephanie Robertson challenges higher education to lead the way in ensuring mental health is an integral part of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
August 13, 2020
As colleges and universities reopen, COVID-19 will collide with the pre-existing mental health crisis -- and we need to talk about it, argues Rebecca Harrison.


August 14, 2020
Lessons from a power outage; liberal arts in action; and a break from 2020.
August 13, 2020
Data-driven design and academic space planning.
August 12, 2020
Some things we don’t know.


April 12, 2005
Ask almost any American writer today for a list of his or her literary idols, and Frank Conroy’s name usually rises near the top. The author of one of the best books of our age, Stop-Time, published in 1967, as well as the director of the greatest incubator of literary talent ever assembled, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Conroy was as close to legend as any living writer gets. Not to mention a Grammy winner—for best liner notes. Despite a rough beginning, he made the most of a life that ended last week, when he died at age 69 of colon cancer.
April 11, 2005
An academic blogger talks about a new campaign to interest readers in fiction that they might otherwise miss.
April 8, 2005
Terry Caesar considers the allure of academic jobs in faraway locations.
April 7, 2005
The news of Saul Bellow's death sent me to the bookshelves, in search of (among other things) a set of interviews about his life and work that he gave 15 years ago. His answers were eloquent and cranky, occasionally at the same time; and taken all together, they form a major exhibit in what is now, for better or worse, the Saul Bellow Memorial Wing of my own literary education.
April 6, 2005
Michael Arnzen offers what he calls "behavior modification for the chronically tardy."


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