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A Different Kind of Safe Space

Say anything in my classroom. But words have consequences, so think carefully.

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How to Think Like Shakespeare

Twenty-first-century students would benefit from 16th-century habits of mind.

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Commentary

What Colleges Can Do Right Now to Help Low-Income Students Succeed

The new economics of higher education are harsh, but institutions that listen to the needs of their undergraduates can get them to the finish line.

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Commentary

Reimagining College as a Lifelong Learning Experience

The value of college is increasingly found in the connections it creates. We should embrace that role, aiming for deeper and more lasting ties to graduates.

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Books

Weekly Book List, September 2, 2016

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

Letters

Rethinking Education in Psychology in Light of Reproducibility Crisis

If new life is to come to psychology, it will come from students who are educated differently about the field from the start.

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Commentary

Academic Work Is Labor, Not Romance

The academy is merely another realm of economic life, the NLRB ruling tells us. It’s time to drop the sentimental pretensions.

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Free Expression in Peril

Student and faculty speech is sometimes ugly and offensive. But we must protect it. All of it.

Commentary

MOOCs Are Dead. Long Live Online Higher Education.

The hype has faded for the massive courses, and their leading commercial proponents have moved on to other gigs. But they’ve left a legacy of the transformative potential of online technology in teaching.

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The Chomsky Puzzle: Piecing Together a Celebrity Scientist

Two new books try to take down the father of modern linguistics. Is this any way to treat an intellectual icon?

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Commentary

Why We Are Going to Duke

The president of Marist College defends his institution’s decision to play a basketball game in North Carolina, despite calls to boycott the state to protest its controversial "bathroom law."

Letters

There Exist Proven Approaches to Non-Academic Student Support

Colleges and universities are implementing an array of innovative new programs that offer students guidance on navigating the higher-education landscape and help them develop the skills needed for success.

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The Insidious Imps of Writing

To outwit them, you've got to hypnotize yourself, shaking off the shackles of everyday routine.

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Casting Into the Unknown

What can fly-fishing teach us about theoretical physics? More than you might guess.

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Books

Weekly Book List, August 26, 2016

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

Letters

How Schools of Social Work Can Improve Outcomes for Minorities

The problems in social-work programs are not limited to Smith College.

Letters

To Improve Relations Among Diverse Students, Make Them Interact

Talking about diversity in the classroom is a good start, but it isn't likely to be enough.

Commentary

‘Discovery’ Curriculum Pushes Students to Find What’s Next

To raise the bar for undergraduate education, provide more opportunities for original research.

Letters

Maryland, Too, Has Viable Alternative to 'Free' College

The state's GAPP program uses a private-public partnership to reduce student-loan debt.

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Commentary

Free College? The U.S. Should Look at State Models That Are Already Working

Although education will always have to be funded by someone, it remains the best investment any of us can make.

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Commentary

A Front-Row Look at State-Sanctioned Terrorism

Journalism students studying abroad in Uruguay and Argentina witness the aftermath of an attack on freedom of the press.

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Books

Weekly Book List, August 19, 2016

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

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Peter Singer on Robots, Kidneys, and Changing Lives

The controversial philosopher discusses ethics, challenging students, and the importance of surfing.