26 juin 2016

The Faculty's Complicity

HomeBy Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn. Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn takes issue with arguments that the erosion of faculty members' participation in shared governance is entirely due to forces beyond their control. Read more...

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This Picture Tells a Story

HomeBy Leonard Cassuto. When Oscar Wilde celebrated color that was “unspoiled by meaning,” he wasn’t looking at the graph of advertised job openings in the humanities over the past 15 years. That graph contains meaning that we can’t afford to turn away from. It shows the colors of difficult truths. Read more...

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The Ordinary Instant

HomeBy Megan Doney. A shooting at a college can damage one's sense of identity, assumptions about safety andbeliefs about the holiness of education, writes Megan Doney. Read more...

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13 Ways of Looking at the Humanities

HomeBy David Galef. Among twenty time-honored subjects,
The only moving thing in the humanities
Is the Communications major. Read more...

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Students, Keep Your Books

HomeBy Paul T. Corrigan. Paul T. Corrigan urges professors to educate their students about how the value and power of textbooks can endure long after graduation. Read more...

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Who Should Talk About Science?

HomeBy Jiri Hulcr. The administration and academic leadership of colleges and universities need to communicate far more effectively about science and its importance to the world outside academe, argues Jiri Hulcr. Read more...

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Higher Ed's Biggest Gamble

HomeBy John Schlueter. Whether we can actually teach students critical-thinking skills is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood issues in higher education today, argues John Schlueter. Read more...

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Liberal Arts to the Rescue?

HomeBy Sanford J. Ungar. A stint at a liberal arts college as the cure for economic hardship and social despair? As a way out of poverty and dead-end, low-wage employment. Read more...

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Pretty Poison

HomeBy Scott McLemee. The mythological creature called the lamia is something like a hybrid of mermaid and vampire: a beautiful woman from the waist up, atop a serpent’s body, driven by an unwholesome appetite. Read more...

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The Value of Our Daughters

HomeBy Marybeth Gasman. The Stanford University sexual assault case raises crucial issues about gender, class and race, writes Marybeth Gasman. Read more...

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