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The Chronicle Review

10 Questions for Yale’s President

Peter Salovey has decided that a residential college should continue to be named for John C. Calhoun, a leading proponent of slavery.

Commentary

Distance Ed’s Second Act  

Professors are still skeptical of online education, but they’re more involved in it than ever.

Letters

Few, if Any, Historical Figures Would Hold Up to Current Standards

Elihu Yale, Abraham Lincoln, and Bill Clinton are among the people whose names would have to be removed from buildings.

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Books

Weekly Book List, May 27, 2016

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

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The Scientist Who Talks to ISIS  

An unorthodox anthropologist goes face to face with the enemy.

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The Chronicle Review

Want to Beat ISIS? Try Poetry and Negotiation

Philippe-Joseph Salazar spent a year and a half studying ISIS propaganda. His takeaway: Let’s cut our losses and negotiate.

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The Chronicle Review

Radicalized Islam, or Islamicized Radicalism?  

Is radicalized Islam or Islamicized radicalism the menace? Perhaps both.

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The Chronicle Review

The Many Meanings of a Fist

When 16 black women cadets raised their fists, the gesture inadvertently reflected complex layers of history.

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Commentary

Academic Publishing: Toward a New Model

To make research more accessible, separate the review and dissemination processes.

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Commentary

Colleges Shouldn’t Have to Deal With Copyright Monitoring

In a long-running lawsuit, three academic publishers have asked for an injunction that would require Georgia State University to closely regulate all faculty uploads to course websites.

Letters

Restraint on Single-Gender Clubs Assaults Right to Free Association

To sacrifice a basic right for a questionable set of wimpy assumptions about the relations between men and women at Harvard is beyond grotesque.

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Books

Weekly Book List, May 20, 2016

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

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The Chronicle Review

Big Brains, Small Minds

We risk becoming a society of technological prowess and philosophical illiteracy.

Letters

Essay About Pressures Felt By Grad Students Neglects a Major One

"Read with addiction, write with abandon, talk about your shared, human problems" is good advice. But it's incomplete.

Letters

Student Critical of Professors Should Have Been Asked Key Question

If protests by the Faculty Senate are likely to make things worse rather than better, wouldn't the same also apply to him?

Letters

Students Played Crucial Role in Peacefully Resolving '69 Cornell Protest

A vast majority of students opted for a form of diplomatic persuasion, rather than attempting a coercive approach, such as taking over administrative offices.

Letters

There's a Simple Way to Make Large Classes Feel Small

Is it so outrageous to ask that instead of trying to educate and engage the population of a small town with costumes, multi-media presentations, and other gimmicks, we might simply hire two or three more full-time professors?

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Commentary

Campus Tour Guides Should Know the Facts About Sexual Assault

"We handle it really well" is not the answer a mother and daughter were looking for.

Letters

Higher Education Needs True Intellectual Diversity

Calling leftist bias on American campuses "liberal bias" is demeaning to classical liberals.

Commentary

On Lamentations for a Lost Canon

The narrative of a purported fall from a golden age of scholarly consensus bears little relation to the actual history of American higher education.