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February 23, 2018
Colleges and universities shouldn't care about, or recognize, skills that aren't woven into a program of study that gives them meaning, Johann N. Neem argues.
February 23, 2018
Almost a century after Prohibition went into effect, we remember it as Puritanism run amok. Scott McLemee looks into a book taking a different view.

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February 23, 2018
What does "winning" mean for a higher education institution?
February 23, 2018
Is there a way to recognize the racism that produced the Rodney King beatings without ignoring the lives of people like Tonya Harding? 
February 22, 2018
Working with NYC street photographer Donato DiCamillo, San Antonio, Texas, January 2018.

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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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