Stop Students Who Cheat Before They Become Cheating Professors

Colleges that don’t confront academic dishonesty dilute the value of education and embolden future deception.


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An American Researcher. A Mexican Village. The U.S. Military. What Could Go Wrong?  

When a geographer set out to map indigenous territory, did he mislead the local people?



Breach of Ethics to Let Political Differences Affect Student Assessment

If a student performed competently in class and comported herself appropriately, she should reasonably expect a letter fairly assessing her performance.


Response to Guns on Campus Should Not Be to Sit Back and Watch

When answering if campuses and state governments should bow to the sophistries of gun sellers, one needs to be scientific and detailed.


A Moment of Clarity on the Role of Technology in Teaching  

A recent report from MIT about online education argues that the right way to use technology is to help professors do what they already do, but better.


Colleges Should Acknowledge Role in Injustice Toward Native Americans

It is good that universities are owning up to their historical connections to the trans-Atlantic slave trade, but there is still more for them to come to terms with.


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Teaching in the Time of Google  

When the world’s collective knowledge is at our fingertips, what becomes of education?


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Bring Back Military History  

Its exclusion from curricula is an abdication of colleges’ mission.


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American Ghetto

A noted sociologist explores a loaded term.


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Teacher’s Pet

Potty training a cat tests John Dewey's theory of learning.



Weekly Book List, April 29, 2016  

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.



For More Economic Diversity, Fix Income Inequality

The widening gap is making it more difficult for colleges to recruit students from disadvantaged families.


Student's Political Beliefs Should Be Irrelevant

Author who pondered whether to write a pro-gun student a letter of recommendation should not let her biases guide her.


The Lasting Importance of an "F"

A college graduate from the early 1960's still remembers the name of the professor who gave him a wake-up call.


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The Repression of Religious Studies  

Scholars must find the courage to defend the field and preserve its independence.



Guns and Learning Don’t Mix

A college professor in Georgia, where concealed weapons are about to be allowed on campuses, sees them as a fatal distraction.



The Educational Power of Discomfort

Our fragile students need to be exposed to difficult realities.


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Slogans Have Replaced Arguments

Student protesters are anti-intellectual. But it’s not their fault.


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When Higher Education Valued Discovery  

Would the brilliant career of the literary scholar Geoffrey Hartman be possible in today's utility-minded university?


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France Libre

The French Resistance is ready for its historical close-up.