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August 7, 2020
Small liberal arts colleges have a crucial opportunity to engage actively with community colleges for the benefit of both students and themselves, write Loni Bordoloi Pazich and Meagan Wilson.
August 7, 2020
With COVID-19 advancing, and new infections and hospitalizations rising rapidly, Thomas Smith asks, why are so many institutions still trying to force people back onto their campuses?
August 6, 2020
In the wake of COVID-19, demand for student success analytics has risen significantly, but there is no easy button to finding the through line from information to action, Darren Catalano writes.

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August 7, 2020
Mining a lifetime of workplace experiences for the curriculum for a new course for the fall.
August 7, 2020
Mining a lifetime of workplace experiences for the curriculum for a new course for the fall.
August 7, 2020
Student anxiety, desk nostalgia and cartoon crushes.

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February 15, 2005
Scott McLemee takes a look at something more often practiced than theorized.
February 14, 2005
In the quest to measure university performance, both for valid or other reasons, we often latch on to statistics in ways that do more harm than good.
February 11, 2005
February 4, 2005
The federal system for determining students' financial needs is a complicated mess that deters low-income families. Ellen Frishberg's solution offers better information, not more money.
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.

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