The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas http://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ Opinion & Ideas Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:21:53 EDT <![CDATA[The Object as Subject]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229587/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Object-as-Subject/229587/ Cultural and theoretical studies of everyday things aren’t really that new. And the new ones aren’t really that good.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Advice From 2 Streetwise College Presidents]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229457/ http://chronicle.com/article/Advice-From-2-Streetwise/229457/ Their success, say two chiefs with half a century of leadership between them, came from enabling the work and success of those around them.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, April 17, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229285/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-April-17/229285/ Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:41:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Study Abroad Could Be So Much Better]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229273/ http://chronicle.com/article/Study-Abroad-Could-Be-So-Much/229273/ Students need training both before they go and when they return.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Consolation of Asceticism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229181/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Consolation-of-Asceticism/229181/ Take comfort, poorly paid professors. Your plight is a badge of honor.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Not ‘The New Liberal Arts’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229225/ http://chronicle.com/article/Not-The-New-Liberal-Arts-/229225/ Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[On Loving Bacteria]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229227/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-Loving-Bacteria/229227/ Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[The Celebrity Illusion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229197/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Celebrity-Illusion/229197/ How social immobility fuels our obsession with celebrities.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Poetry of Atrocity]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229221/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Poetry-of-Atrocity/229221/ The 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide is remembered through the echoes of language.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Un-Balanchine]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229183/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Un-Balanchine/229183/ Rediscovering a forgotten ballet tradition.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[I Google Myself]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229223/ http://chronicle.com/article/I-Google-Myself/229223/ Go ahead, set one on yourself. Be prepared to learn how unimportant you really are.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sexual Assault on Campus: 9 Views on What Will Signal Progress]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229279/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sexual-Assault-on-Campus-9/229279/ Experts share their thoughts on what could indicate improvement in how colleges are handling the difficult issue.

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can Matthew Crawford Deliver Us From Distraction?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229185/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Matthew-Crawford-Deliver/229185/ Matthew B. Crawford strikes back at the regime of manipulated attention.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[13 Years of a College Presidency]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229091/ http://chronicle.com/article/13-Years-of-a-College-/229091/ What does becoming a president feel like? Like you are asleep when a fire hose is turned on full blast, pointed directly into your face.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, April 10, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229101/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-April-10/229101/ Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Beyond the Bologna Process]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229093/ http://chronicle.com/article/Beyond-the-Bologna-Process/229093/ The European higher-education harmonizing effort has been a success. But it’s time to move on.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Parsing 'Sexual Paranoia']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229009/ http://chronicle.com/article/Parsing-Sexual-Paranoia/229009/ Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT <![CDATA[In Defense of Specialization]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229023/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Defense-of-Specialization/229023/ It's crucial to society's trust in the authority of knowledge.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[William James’s Warning]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229003/ http://chronicle.com/article/William-James-s-Warning/229003/ "Is not our growing tendency to appoint no instructors who are not also doctors an instance of pure sham?"

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Curse of Credentials]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228999/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Curse-of-Credentials/228999/ Narrow interests and an obsession with efficiency threaten academe. So wrote William James — more than a century ago.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gambling on Climate Change]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229007/ http://chronicle.com/article/Gambling-on-Climate-Change/229007/ Even global-warming skeptics should see that inaction is an unacceptable wager.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: Why Humans Prevail]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229025/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-Why-Humans/229025/ Did humans’ collective imagination enable our success?

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Taking Comics Seriously]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/229001/ http://chronicle.com/article/Taking-Comics-Seriously/229001/ It takes tenure to write an unconventional book about a frivolous topic.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Slow Death of the University]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228991/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Slow-Death-of-the/228991/ Bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians are to blame.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The End of College? Not So Fast]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228937/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-End-of-College-Not-So/228937/ How a new book about the online-only future of higher education gets it wrong.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Historians Lost Their Public]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228773/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Historians-Lost-Their/228773/ The discipline has become a victim of its own success.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT