Letters

True Reason Campus Group Wouldn’t Co-Sponsor Conference on Rape

It's not accurate that the Center for Women's and Gender Studies declined to participate "because of a disagreement over how the speakers and topics would be selected."

Letters

Real Threat to Research Access Is Stagnation of Public Funding

It is essential that all involved hone the message that research, together with our community's activities to communicate the best research through peer-reviewed publications, pays off on any measure of return on initial investment.

Letters

Worth Noting That Program for Riskiest Students Is Open to All Races

There is no persuasive reason to limit programs aimed at finding "diamonds in the rough" to those who are black, brown, or red but to exclude those who are white or yellow.

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Commentary

Let Accreditors Do What Does the Most Good for Students

Accrediting agencies need to resist the Education Department’s efforts to misuse the data they collect.

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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 Chronicle Review

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

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.