The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas http://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ Opinion & Ideas Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:38:20 EDT <![CDATA[Bernie Sanders's Charming, Perfectly Awful Plan to Save Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231387/ http://chronicle.com/article/Bernie-Sanderss-Charming/231387/ His ideas are most important for how they might end up moving the boundaries of mainstream political culture.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[No Phones, Please, This Is a Communications Class]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231235/ http://chronicle.com/article/No-Phones-Please-This-Is-a/231235/ Students don’t stand a chance to engage when they’re lured into the digital labyrinth.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, July 10, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231357/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-July-10/231357/ Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:14:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautifully, Defiantly Black TV]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231345/ http://chronicle.com/article/Beautifully-Defiantly-Black/231345/ Ellis Haizlip’s Soul! was unique and timely, celebrating African-American diversity while embodying tolerance and community.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[When I Was White]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231347/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-I-Was-White/231347/ Regardless of what you may think of Rachel Dolezal, racial transition is a valid experience. I have gone through it.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Daring to Speak of Black Women]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231343/ http://chronicle.com/article/Daring-to-Speak-of-Black-Women/231343/ Decades after Michele Wallace angered readers of Black Macho, a new generation of African-American feminists embraces her.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s Time to End Predatory College-Bank Partnerships]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231323/ http://chronicle.com/article/It-s-Time-to-End-Predatory/231323/ The Department of Education should stop allowing colleges to skim bank fees off students’ financial aid.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:55:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Campus Diversity Efforts Ignore the Widest Gulf: Social Class]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231233/ http://chronicle.com/article/Campus-Diversity-Efforts/231233/ How can colleges pretend to teach young people about poverty even though so few professors have actually experienced it?

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:31:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, July 3, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231193/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-July-3-2015/231193/ Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:53:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Defense of Ethnography]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231191/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Defense-of-Ethnography/231191/ It has pluses and minuses, as the Alice Goffman controversy highlights. But the methodology complements other approaches in crucial ways.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:10:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Stonewall Obscures the Real History of Gay Liberation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231099/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Stonewall-Obscures-the/231099/ We've forgotten the movement's cultural and political history.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:01:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The New York Public Library Wars]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231127/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-New-York-Public-Library/231127/ A group of scholars spearheaded a successful protest to stop radical changes at the New York Public Library, but now it looks as if they may have lost anyway.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[When Bad Judgment Is at the Top of the Menu]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231129/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Bad-Judgment-Is-at-the/231129/ A campus cafe was named Grills Gone Wild. What was to be done about that?

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why State Lawmakers Must Support Tenure at Public Universities]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231093/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-State-Lawmakers-Must/231093/ The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin’s flagship says state and campus leaders can together strengthen those institutions.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can a Longtime Fraud Help Fix Science?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231061/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-a-Longtime-Fraud-Help-Fix/231061/ Diederik Stapel faked more than 50 studies in social psychology. What can his tale teach us about how to stop scientific fraud?

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How eBay Subsidized My Academic Career]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230967/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-eBay-Subsidized-My/230967/ It's hard out there for a writing instructor.

 

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Business Can Pay to Train Its Own Work Force]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231015/ http://chronicle.com/article/Business-Can-Pay-to-Train-Its/231015/ The more we countenance a redefinition of job training as education, the more we ask society to shoulder what were once business expenses.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, June 26, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231021/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-June-26/231021/ Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Social Scientists' Repetition Compulsion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230963/ http://chronicle.com/article/Social-Scientists-Repetition/230963/ Demonstrate an impractical skill once? Well, OK. Make a career out of it? That’s just silly.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Feminism and the City]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230961/ http://chronicle.com/article/Feminismthe-City/230961/ Vivian Gornick shows how the movement enriched both her highs and her lows.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[What the 1920s Tell Us About Dolezal and Racial Illogic]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231037/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-the-1920s-Tell-Us-About/231037/ White women wanting to pass as black enter a zone of deep cultural paradox.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:37:39 EDT
<![CDATA[What 'Learning How to Think' Really Means]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230965/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Learning-How-to-Think/230965/ Intellectual virtues prepare students for their professional and personal lives.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Restore Integrity to College Sports by Converting Big Programs to Farm Teams]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230935/ http://chronicle.com/article/Restore-Integrity-to-College/230935/ Colleges should borrow an idea from baseball’s minor leagues, and seek a "surgical separation" of athletics and academics.

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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:41:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Where Is France's New Voltaire?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230849/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-Is-Frances-New/230849/ The tense republic is in dire need of its sages. Are they underperforming?

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, June 19, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230855/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-June-19/230855/ Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:56:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GDP's Wicked Spell]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/230881/ http://chronicle.com/article/GDPs-Wicked-Spell/230881/ Gross domestic product was created as a crucial economic gauge during the Depression and World War II. But it has become a noxious, irrational worldwide obsession.

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:00:01 EDT