Commentary

Muy Loco Parentis: How ‘Freakouts’ Over Student Privacy Hamper Innovation

Colleges should start thinking of data about students as data that in some way belongs to the students. Let them make the call about sharing it.

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What Black Campus Activists Can Learn From the Freedom Summer of 1964

Students of color often say they are tired of explaining their situation to others. But dialogue is the only way forward.

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The Myth of a 'Second Gilded Age'

The flawed metaphor reflects a misunderstanding of history and a lack of economic imagination.

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What Makes a Story  

An understanding of intellectual disability can transform how we read.

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From Nowhere, and Everywhere  

Academics are a wandering tribe, and may be the better for it.

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Was the New Deal a Fluke?

Maybe, but a new book may mischaracterize its causes.

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A Muslim Rift in Academe

How a Duke imam became a lightning rod in the campus Israel wars.

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Yes, Campuses Should Be Safe Spaces — for Debate

Our students have grown up with the toxic free-for-all of social media. We need to provide examples of civilized discourse.

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Books

Weekly Book List, February 5, 2016  

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category

Commentary

Robot-Proof: How Colleges Can Keep People Relevant in the Workplace

As more and more jobs are automated, higher education has a crucial role to play in training people to do what machines can’t.

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What Leaders Can Learn From Teaching Undergraduates

By listening and affirming, a college president moves his role from teaching to learning.

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In Defense of Theology  

To consider divinity and humanity is to ponder the power of language itself.

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Dear Sleazy Professor …  

That student you just creeped out is writing about you on the web.

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Derrida, de Man, and Company

A history of deconstruction falls prey to it.