The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas http://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ Opinion & Ideas Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:46:11 EDT <![CDATA[Pell Grants for Prisoners: Good for Them, and for Everyone Else]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232153/ http://chronicle.com/article/Pell-Grants-for-Prisoners-/232153/ The new program doesn’t take money away from financially needy college students, and helps recipients find a way back into society.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:36:12 EDT
<![CDATA[The Case Against More Guns on Campus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232093/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Case-Against-More-Guns-on/232093/ Liberalized open- and concealed-carry policies do nothing to improve campus safety, the data show, and make the job of law enforcement more difficult.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 05:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Capital Punishment in Crisis]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231981/ http://chronicle.com/article/Capital-Punishment-in-Crisis/231981/ Democracy and the death penalty are irreconcilable.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[From Theorist to Activist]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231979/ http://chronicle.com/article/From-Theorist-to-Activist/231979/ How a philosophy professor with "monklike tendencies" became a radical advocate for prison reform.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA['Black Silent Majority']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231983/ http://chronicle.com/article/Black-Silent-Majority/231983/ Did crime-terrorized African-Americans help spur mass incarceration?

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Criminal Justice Isn't Just]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231985/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Criminal-Justice-Isnt/231985/ Our system of law and order is out of date, unscientific, and cruel.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What I Learned in Prison]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231987/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-I-Learned-in-Prison/231987/ Six years behind bars will change your worldview.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, August 7, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/232097/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-August-7/232097/ Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.

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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:50:00 EDT
<![CDATA[This ‘Extra Credit’ Question Does No Credit to Fairness]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231953/ http://chronicle.com/article/This-Extra-Credit-/231953/ A professor’s offer to raise the grade of students who demonstrated altruism on an exam went viral. But what’s the good of skewing test results?

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:47:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, July 31, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231897/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-July-31/231897/ Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:37:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Do We Cheapen Philosophy When We Use It as Therapy?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231825/ http://chronicle.com/article/Do-We-Cheapen-Philosophy-When/231825/ Alain de Botton wants the sages to help us feel good. But when Nietzsche gives you a rush, beware.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Feast Is Still Moveable]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231647/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Feast-Is-Still-Moveable/231647/ She had little in common with Hemingway. But they'd always have Paris.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ex-Pimp Who Remade Black Culture]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231827/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Ex-Pimp-Who-Remade-Black/231827/ The writings of Robert (Iceberg Slim) Beck are literature disguised as pulp.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[How a New Report May Hasten the End of Racial Preferences in Admissions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231837/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-a-New-Report-May-Hasten/231837/ The ACE didn’t mean to undermine the case for affirmative action. But by showing how colleges can diversify without it, the group may have done just that.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Where’s the Outrage When Colleges Discriminate Against Students With Disabilities?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231799/ http://chronicle.com/article/Where-s-the-Outrage-When/231799/ While higher education has embraced efforts to promote diversity, it has fought a less-noticed war against disability rights.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Walden U. Responds to Report on Graduate-Student Debt]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231831/ http://chronicle.com/article/Walden-U-Responds-to-Report/231831/ Contrary to a recent analysis, which focused on loan volume, the university provides both access and accountability, says its president.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:01:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's Time for Scholars to Take Harper Lee Seriously]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231793/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Time-for-Scholars-to-Take/231793/ Academics should welcome the new work into our intensified dialogue on race.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Our Leader Left. Who’s Left to Lead?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231159/ http://chronicle.com/article/Our-Leader-Left-Who-s-Left/231159/ An absence of internal candidates for administrative positions in any academic department is a symptom of governance gone bad.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[In Praise of Federal Loans for College]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231505/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Praise-of-Federal-Loans-for/231505/ The data show that higher limits on borrowing serve the right purpose: ensuring continued access to higher education.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Let’s Give Student Researchers the Credit They Deserve]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231391/ http://chronicle.com/article/Let-s-Give-Student/231391/ Universities require that research subjects be treated ethically. Research assistants, however, are on their own.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 04:55:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Don’t Cut Research Ties With the Military]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231699/ http://chronicle.com/article/Don-t-Cut-Research-Ties-With/231699/ Amid debate over the report on the ties between intelligence agencies and academe, let’s not rush to bar all such work.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:55:42 EDT
<![CDATA[The Neuroscience of Interrogation: Why Torture Doesn’t Work]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231575/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Neuroscience-of/231575/ The American Psychological Association’s reported role in the mistreatment of detainees is a debacle not just of ethics, but of science as well.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:57:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Withering of a Once-Great State University]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231565/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Withering-of-a-Once-Great/231565/ The price of one man’s presidential ambitions is the slow death of the University of Wisconsin system.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[That Lab Coat Looks Good on You]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231445/ http://chronicle.com/article/That-Lab-Coat-Looks-Good-on/231445/ For women who aspire to the sciences, a sense of belonging is a powerful force in determining the path they take.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Reviewing's Grunt Squads]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231449/ http://chronicle.com/article/Book-Reviewings-Grunt-Squads/231449/ They shoot sloppy and get no respect. Don’t fear them. Pity them.

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 04:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Academe Breeds Anxiety]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/231441/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Academe-Breeds-Anxiety/231441/ University culture incubates worry. But should that worry us?

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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:42:00 EDT