The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas http://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ Opinion & Ideas Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:09:20 EDT <![CDATA[Is 'Design Thinking' the New Liberal Arts?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228779/ http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Design-Thinking-the-New/228779/ A Stanford institute could change the way we think about learning.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, March 27, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228679/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-March-27/228679/ Description of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tongue-Tied Nation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228591/ http://chronicle.com/article/Tongue-Tied-Nation/228591/ Our intellects and our security are imperiled when we let foreign-language instruction languish.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[This Is What Wisconsin's 2.5% Budget Cut Looks Like]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228671/ http://chronicle.com/article/This-Is-What-Wisconsins-25-/228671/ The seemingly minor reduction will have serious repercussions for students, staff, and faculty.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Love, Loot, and Lit]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228599/ http://chronicle.com/article/Love-LootLit/228599/ Can you study what you're passionate about without being exploited?

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Criticism Goes Autobiographical]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228583/ http://chronicle.com/article/Criticism-Goes/228583/ Like other critics, J.C. Hallman focuses increasingly on one subject — himself. Is that good for literature?

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Time to Embrace the Art and Science of College Sports]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228665/ http://chronicle.com/article/Time-to-Embrace-the-Art-and/228665/ Incorporating academics into athletics would cause the scandals to subside, writes the director of the Center for Research in Intercollegiate Athletics.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Review: Clutterology]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228581/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Review-Clutterology/228581/ What’s the difference between collecting and hoarding? Income, mostly.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Alone in the Stacks]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228593/ http://chronicle.com/article/Alone-in-the-Stacks/228593/ If a graduate student hollers in the viscera of the library and no one is around to hear him, does he make a sound?

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Electronic Panopticon]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228419/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Electronic-Panopticon/228419/ As citizens and consumers, we must aggressively defend against deep, systematic prying into our intellectual lives.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Do You Need More Children?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228421/ http://chronicle.com/article/Do-You-Need-More-Children-/228421/ Overpopulation may contain its own remedy.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Data. Big Solutions.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228429/ http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Data-Big-Solutions/228429/ Summary

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Constructively Uncomfortable Silence]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228425/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Constructively-Uncomfortable/228425/ Nothing like Ratcheding up the tension in a lesson on Cuckoo's Nest to make a point about abusive authority.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Love, Factually]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228423/ http://chronicle.com/article/Love-Factually/228423/ A history of the love song treats it encyclopedically, mostly for the worse.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, March 13, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228497/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-March-13/228497/ Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Can Robert Putnam Save the American Dream?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228443/ http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Robert-Putnam-Save-the/228443/ The social scientist sounds an alarm about a growing “opportunity gap.”

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Promoting Campus Diversity, Don't Dismiss Religion]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228427/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Promoting-Campus-Diversity/228427/ Combating faith-based bias deserves more attention and resources than it gets now.

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Reluctant Crusader]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228377/ http://chronicle.com/article/Reluctant-Crusader/228377/ Alice Dreger is a feminist atheist who writes frankly about sex and science. Why does that make liberals so mad?

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[From Sweet Briar: So Sad to Leave. So Lucky to Have Been Here.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228341/ http://chronicle.com/article/From-Sweet-Briar-So-Sad-to/228341/ A professor finds solace in how others on the campus are reacting to the college’s closing: with sorrow, but also sympathy and cooperation.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:15:08 EDT
<![CDATA[To Help Students Succeed Professionally and Personally, Teach the Art of Being Human]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228281/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Help-Students-Succeed/228281/ Students know what they need to build satisfying lives, and it’s not just job skills.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Some Progress in NCAA Reform, but Still a Long Way to Go]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228287/ http://chronicle.com/article/Some-Progress-in-NCAA-Reform/228287/ Here are some ideas to streamline the rule book and return more control to campuses.

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Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Houellebecq Skewers French Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228215/ http://chronicle.com/article/Houellebecq-Skewers-French/228215/ Les profs have assiduously ignored the literary enfant terrible. But he hasn’t returned the favor.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:44 EST
<![CDATA[Raped on Campus? Don’t Trust Your College to Do the Right Thing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228093/ http://chronicle.com/article/Raped-on-Campus-Don-t-Trust/228093/ Sued by a rape survivor, the University of Oregon tried a legal loophole to use her therapy records against her.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:50:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Unintended Consequences of Borrowing Business Tools to Run a University]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190489/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Unintended-Consequences-/190489/ Strategies from the corporate world can help us streamline our institutions, but we must take care that they not jeopardize academic values.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[You Publish, We Perish]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190361/ http://chronicle.com/article/You-Publish-We-Perish/190361/ Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST <![CDATA[Truly Progressive?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190381/ http://chronicle.com/article/Truly-Progressive-/190381/ Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST