The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas http://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ Opinion & Ideas Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:52:40 EST <![CDATA[The Financial-Aid Shell Game]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151321/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Financial-Aid-Shell-Game/151321/ It’s high time for colleges themselves to call out sketchy admissions practices.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, January 30, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151381/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-January-30/151381/ Descriptions of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Genre Apocalypse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151327/ http://chronicle.com/article/Genre-Apocalypse/151327/ When literary categories collide, where does that leave readers?

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[What It Feels Like to Be a Black Professor]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151323/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-It-Feels-Like-to-Be-a/151323/ The senior African-American scholars I meet are bitter and disheartened. Am I doomed to the same fate?

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Goodbye, Comadre]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151325/ http://chronicle.com/article/Goodbye-Comadre/151325/ My irreverent, barely literate co-author taught me to be more than an ethnographer. She taught me to be a writer.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Throwing in the Towel]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151331/ http://chronicle.com/article/Throwing-in-the-Towel/151331/ A philosopher and boxing coach learns the wisdom of taking that step.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Who Knows?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151329/ http://chronicle.com/article/Who-Knows-/151329/ Claims to authority by both academe and Wikipedia are riddled with contradictions.

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[A Call to Worship, and a Call to Educate]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151309/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Call-to-Worshipa-Call/151309/ At universities, the criterion for making any religious accommodation must be an affirmative answer to the question: "Are we educating?"

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[An Old Bias Found a New Target at Duke U.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151307/ http://chronicle.com/article/An-Old-Bias-Found-a-New-Target/151307/ Asking Muslim students to answer for Muslim extremists is not just a violation of their dignity but a barrier to their contributions to the world.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, January 23, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151273/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-January-23/151273/ Descriptions of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Taking the Men Out of Mentoring]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151201/ http://chronicle.com/article/Taking-the-Men-Out-of/151201/ Who will guide the next generation of female academics?

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Can the First Amendment Survive the Internet?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151191/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-the-First-Amendment/151191/ What James Madison can teach us about web mobs, revenge porn, and smartphone-breached intimacies.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Progressive Case for Reducing Immigration]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151195/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Progressive-Case-for/151195/ Why progressives should embrace a policy that makes sense for the economy and the environment.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Stubborn Parochialism of American Social Science]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151197/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Stubborn-Parochialism-of/151197/ American social science is largely ignoring the rest of the world.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Billy Graham, Chapter and Verse]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151199/ http://chronicle.com/article/Billy-Graham-Chapter-and/151199/ A new book reckons with the evangelist’s role in American culture but avoids asking some tough questions.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Teach or Perish]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151187/ http://chronicle.com/article/Teach-or-Perish/151187/ The professoriate needs to refocus on students or face extinction.

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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Losing an Office, Gaining Perspective]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151179/ http://chronicle.com/article/Losing-an-Office-Gaining/151179/ Contemplating the meaning of one’s work space in a time of shrinking resources and surging campus populations.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Time for a Presidential Panel to Investigate College Sports]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151173/ http://chronicle.com/article/Time-for-a-Presidential-Panel/151173/ Swimming in cash but bleeding red ink, intercollegiate athletics has demonstrated that it is incapable of reforming itself.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[But What if the Shared Vision Is Myopic?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151113/ http://chronicle.com/article/But-What-if-the-Shared-Vision/151113/ Scholars have a long history of developing smart solutions to difficult problems. They should be empowered to lead, not told to get out of the way.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, January 16, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151127/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-January-16/151127/ Descriptions of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sociology Stuck in an Ivory Tower]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151067/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sociology-Stuck-in-an-Ivory/151067/ Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST <![CDATA[Regarding Leo Strauss]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151065/ http://chronicle.com/article/Regarding-Leo-Strauss/151065/ Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST <![CDATA[Economists, Remove Your Blinders]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151057/ http://chronicle.com/article/Economists-Remove-Your/151057/ Want to lessen the impact of future recessions? Then heed the insights of psychologists, sociologists, and other colleagues.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Science's Creativity Crisis]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151061/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sciences-Creativity-Crisis/151061/ Researchers design amazing gadgets but aren't meeting society's foremost challenges.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Lies, All Lies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151059/ http://chronicle.com/article/Lies-All-Lies/151059/ A new book says we lie more or less constantly.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Anxiety’s Gift]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151069/ http://chronicle.com/article/Anxiety-s-Gift/151069/ A professor's compulsion nurtures his compassion.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:01 EST