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Commentary

An Appalling Breach of Faith at Mount St. Mary's

Disrespecting students and trampling the rights of faculty members at the Maryland university contradict the mission of Roman Catholic higher education.

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Commentary

To Solve the Skills Gap in Hiring, Create Expectations in the Classroom

Enforcing a strong work ethic is the best way to prepare students to compete in the workplace.

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The Chronicle Review

Shakespeare’s Badass Quarto  

On the trail of a centuries-old Hamlet mystery.


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What Would Shakespeare Make of Trump?

The road to the White House should detour through Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Why Are Economists So Small-Minded?  

Their free-market theories are governed by an intellectual command economy.

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In Defense of Moderation  

On campuses and the national stage alike, skepticism toward extremes and certitudes is always wise, if rarely chic.

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The Future of the Past  

Literature can help cure historical amnesia.

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The Self-Obliterating Professor  

The best teachers create a world where they're no longer needed.

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Books

Weekly Book List, February 12, 2016  

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

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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Commentary

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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Commentary

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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A Muslim Rift in Academe

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