Say anything in my classroom. But words have consequences, so think carefully.
Twenty-first-century students would benefit from 16th-century habits of mind.
Student and faculty speech is sometimes ugly and offensive. But we must protect it. All of it.
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Two new books try to take down the father of modern linguistics. Is this any way to treat an intellectual icon?
To outwit them, you've got to hypnotize yourself, shaking off the shackles of everyday routine.
What can fly-fishing teach us about theoretical physics? More than you might guess.
The controversial philosopher discusses ethics, challenging students, and the importance of surfing.
Historians can serve a useful political role — but at what cost?
Defending the humanities in a skills-obsessed university.
A longstanding debate hampers progress in treatment, but a new research model holds promise.
They don’t move mountains, they move minds. And the making of the arguments is its own reward.
Sociologists describe a field under the tyranny of U.S. News surveys.
An audience of inmates reads William Burroughs's dark novel.
Scholars have come to value academic progress over public benefit.
A contributor to the "Trump Syllabus" voices her disapproval of the project.
What a recent high-profile study about police shootings got wrong.
The privilege to pursue knowledge carries a responsibility to share it with the world.
What did the researchers who interviewed Nazi leaders in prison, after World War II, conclude?
It’s time to give up on the idea that words alone will make a real difference.
New conjectural works share a project: to broaden the scope of historical understanding beyond the thin span of written records.
The film Genius offers a peek into the bruising relationship between editors and authors.
The corporate university steals it — let’s grab it back.
Why another academic witch hunt could take off.
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