The Chronicle Review

‘Trump Syllabus’ Ignores Race, Xenophobia

A contributor to the "Trump Syllabus" voices her disapproval of the project.

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The Chronicle Review

Police Violence, Out of Context

What a recent high-profile study about police shootings got wrong.

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The Chronicle Review

Why Social Science Risks Irrelevance

The privilege to pursue knowledge carries a responsibility to share it with the world.

 

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The Chronicle Review

The Nazi Rorschach Tests

What did the researchers who interviewed Nazi leaders in prison, after World War II, conclude?

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The Chronicle Review

The False Promise of a ‘Conversation’ About Race

It’s time to give up on the idea that words alone will make a real difference.

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Books

Weekly Book List, July 29, 2016

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

Letters

Scholars Do, in Fact, Agree on Basics of Plagiarism

Melania Trump's speech is a great opportunity to explain what plagiarism is and why academics care about it.

Letters

Funding Model Supported in Essay Does Not Preserve Public Good

A better model is one in which the administration is accountable to those — deans, faculty, staff, and students – who focus on making the university a place of research and education.

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Commentary

Why a College Should Teach Its Own History

For one thing, a large course with cross-disciplinary appeal creates a sense of community that, in both short and long terms, do a college good.

Commentary

Adaptive Learning Could Be the Tesla of Education — in a Bad Way

Ed-tech company officials who make exaggerated claims about the power of their products aren’t doing students any favors, and could end up hurting them.

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Commentary

Why I’m Not Joining ‘Historians Against Trump’

A statement by the new group repudiates the discipline’s own values.

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Commentary

Race-Conscious Admissions Policies Face More Tests After ‘Fisher’

The Supreme Court’s decision leaves the courthouse door open for every program to be judged on its particular facts.

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Books

Weekly Book List, July 22, 2016

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

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Commentary

The Lessons of Brexit for the Humanities

Professors may think they can no longer live within their universities. But they certainly cannot live outside them.

Letters

Article on Bias in Police Shootings Misconstrued Research Findings

A “muddy” relationship is quite different from a “spurious” relationship.

Letters

No Need for Trump to Specify He Attended Wharton as an Undergrad

Both programs are prestigious, with the undergrad program probably slightly edging out the graduate program.

Letters

Combatting Sexual Harassment Doesn't Make One a Vigilante

We should dispense with the notion that one needs to be a “vigilante” or an “activist” to refuse to turn a blind eye to illegal and unethical behavior.

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Commentary

Flagships Must Create New Models to Preserve the Public Good

America built its economic strength and political vitality on the backs of its public universities. What will it take to sustain them?

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The Chronicle Review

In Praise of Speculative History

New conjectural works share a project: to broaden the scope of historical understanding beyond the thin span of written records.

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Books

Weekly Book List, July 15, 2016

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.