The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas http://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ Opinion & Ideas Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:12:17 EDT <![CDATA[A Billion-Dollar Problem]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149725/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Billion-Dollar-Problem/149725/ Getting more high-ability, low-income students to apply to selective institutions won’t help unless colleges collectively agree to provide more need-based financial aid.

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:20:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Service Academies, Too, Should Have to Publicly Report Sexual Assaults]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149705/ http://chronicle.com/article/Service-Academies-Too-Should/149705/ Students at the five military institutions will remain at risk until the government puts their academies under the Clery Act, just as civilian colleges are.

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:35:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Guns on Campus Have Already Curtailed Free Speech]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149663/ http://chronicle.com/article/Guns-on-Campus-Have-Already/149663/ A feminist speaker’s decision to cancel her appearance at Utah State University is one of the first clear examples of how laws allowing concealed weapons can thwart academic freedom and First Amendment rights.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:15:49 EDT
<![CDATA['Yes Means Yes' Isn't the Answer]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149639/ http://chronicle.com/article/Yes-Means-Yes-Isnt-the/149639/ New legislation in California implies that campus sexual assaults are merely the result of misunderstandings. The law is a distraction that will not reduce the problem.

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[A Sane Face on an Old Insanity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149595/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Sane-Face-on-an-Old-Insanity/149595/ The arguments for the latest boycott of Israel are impossible to disentangle from its many predecessors.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:43:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Race and Panic]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149599/ http://chronicle.com/article/RacePanic/149599/ America has an unbecoming history of racializing epidemics. Ebola offers a chance to wise up.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:43:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Higher-Ed Reform or Drinking Game? You Decide.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149507/ http://chronicle.com/article/Higher-Ed-Reform-or-Drinking/149507/ The effort to standardize assessments of student learning is less about improving education than it is about pedagogical politics and the rise of managerial power in academe.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[To Save the Humanities, Change the Narrative]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149513/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Save-the-Humanities-Change/149513/ Whether there’s actually a crisis is debatable. Let’s say there’s not, and work together to prove it.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, October 24, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149515/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-October-24/149515/ Descriptions of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Speed Kills]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149401/ http://chronicle.com/article/Speed-Kills/149401/ How fast can human activity get before it becomes inhuman?

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Time to Imagine]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149395/ http://chronicle.com/article/Time-to-Imagine/149395/ Leisure requires and inspires rumination. Both are out of fashion.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[With Friends Like These …]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149393/ http://chronicle.com/article/With-Friends-Like-These-/149393/ Heck of a job, American Studies Association. Your boycott of Israeli academe is undermining your greatest potential allies.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: A World of Hurt]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149397/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-A-World-of-Hurt/149397/ A political history of pain revisits extreme personal and partisan discomfort.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Through a Class, Darkly]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149399/ http://chronicle.com/article/Through-a-Class-Darkly/149399/ Strange academic dreams? The doctor is in.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, October 17, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149353/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-October-17/149353/ Descriptions of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:24:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Wikipedia, a Professor's Best Friend]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149337/ http://chronicle.com/article/Wikipedia-a-Professors-Best/149337/ The crowdsourced encyclopedia is scorned in academe when it ought to be embraced for classroom use.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sanctuary for the Humanities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149273/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sanctuary-for-the-Humanities/149273/ The humanities are considered arcane, of dubious practical value, and a lost cause—in other words, perfect for religious colleges.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: States of Decay]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149257/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-States-of-Decay/149257/ A sensory history breathes life—and death—into the Civil War.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Scoping Out the Future]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149271/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scoping-Out-the-Future/149271/ Feeding huge quantities of public data into algorithms, analysts seek in patterns today a glimpse of tomorrow.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Science of Us]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149263/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Science-of-Us/149263/ Scrutinizing digitally detailed trends can markedly improve our world and our health.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Doubts About Big Data]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149267/ http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Doubts-About-Big-Data/149267/ More information doesn’t make the world a less-complicated place.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA['My Brokedown English']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149259/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-Brokedown-English/149259/ Students' striking ideas expressed in mangled language prompt thoughts of what could have been, and what may yet be.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Liar's 'Tell']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149261/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Liars-Tell/149261/ Paul Ekman famously identified clues to dishonesty in people’s expressions. Now his critics wonder if he has stretched the truth.

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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[For Safety's Sake, Get Rid of Campus Cops]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149275/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Safetys-Sake-Get-Rid-of-/149275/ Divested of criminal-justice obligations, colleges could focus, as they should, on safety and security.

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:42:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, October 10, 2014]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149225/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-October-10/149225/ Descriptions of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:19:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stymied on the Cusp of College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149213/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stymied-on-the-Cusp-of-College/149213/ Plenty of well-prepared students are pulled off the path just before what should be their freshman year. Colleges can lend them a hand.

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EDT