Spoiled Science

How a seemingly innocent blog post led to serious doubts about Cornell’s famous food laboratory.

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Smuggling My Way Into Academe

Illicit border crossings weren't abstract interests — they were his childhood.

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Long Live the Lecture!

Although much maligned, it can be deeply enriching, inspiring, and community building.

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Huddled Masses? Nah. Bring Me Your Ph.D.s.

Academe rightly objects to President Trump’s immigration bans. But by doing so for corporatist, not humanitarian, reasons, it tacitly endorses his priorities.

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An Oracle for Trump’s America?

Christopher Lasch offered a lot of wisdom on a lot of subjects, but this isn’t one of them.