08 octobre 2017

Klan 2.0

HomeIn The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition, Linda Gordon emphasizes broad patterns, making the book more timely than even the headlines of the past few days would suggest, writes Scott McLemee. More...

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Affirmative Action: Now More Than Ever

HomeEven after weeks of macho vulgarity, preening and unruly incompetence, this week the Trump administration still managed to send shock waves through the higher education and civil rights communities. More...

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Bad Idea About Writing: Anybody Can Teach It

HomeThe system at too many colleges is stuck in a cycle of insisting that some work is lower value than other work, then using the fact that it abuses the people who do that work as proof of its low value, argues Seth Kahn. More...

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Giving People What They Paid For

HomeDrew Story outlines a simple approach academics can use to increase access to research and restore its public value. More...

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A Memory of Total Eclipse

HomeAs we await the arrival of the next solar eclipse, Scott McLemee describes how a group of Chinese researchers bravely studied one almost 50 years ago. More...

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The Neglected Stepchild of University Life

HomeKate Rousmaniere, both a professor and the mayor of her college town, explores the myriad issues surrounding off-campus housing. More...

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What We Talk About When We’re Not Talking About Engineering

HomeKristin Boudreau describes how a play by a student has fostered a vitally inclusive space at a predominately engineering college. More...

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Texting to New Perspectives

HomeBeyond offering opportunities to communicate quickly with family, friends and even teachers, texting also provides some intellectual benefits, argue Missy Watson and Madhuri Karak. More...

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Maximizing Mobility

HomeLeveraging new data can help low-income students climb the economic ladder, writes Michael Lawrence Collins. More...

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‘Digital Prospects’

HomeByung-Chul Han’s In the Swarm: Digital Prospects describes how our society is well down the road toward a dramatically different, digital world. Much harder to discern, writes Scott McLemee, is where, or if, Han sees an off-ramp. More...

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