The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas http://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ Opinion & Ideas Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:10:48 EST <![CDATA[Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190351/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sexual-Paranoia-Strikes/190351/ How campus rules make students more vulnerable.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Dangerous Silence of Academic Researchers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190251/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Dangerous-Silence-of/190251/ Speaking out is not just our right but our responsibility.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Improving Teacher Preparation: Right Destination, Hazardous Route]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190239/ http://chronicle.com/article/Improving-Teacher-Preparation-/190239/ The Education Department’s proposed rules for improving program quality may have unintended consequences.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, February 27, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190279/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-February-27/190279/ Description of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[When You're the Target of a Boycott You Support]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190145/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Youre-the-Target-of-a/190145/ The Salaita affair gets surreal for a professor both supportive of and pummeled by sanctions against her university.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Believers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190147/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Believers/190147/ The hidden story behind the code that runs our lives.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why Satire Matters]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190149/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Satire-Matters/190149/ Yes, Charlie Hebdo-type humor is sometimes base. So is humanity, and we need gloomy jesters to remind us of that.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Jewish Encounter With Capitalism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190153/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Jewish-Encounter-With/190153/ A new book traces an evolution from peddlers to pie charts.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Shame Can Save the World]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190151/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Shame-Can-Save-the-World/190151/ We can use it to prod environmentally oblivious corporations, brazen tax cheats, and others into better behavior.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[People's Republic of Taboos]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190155/ http://chronicle.com/article/Peoples-Republic-of-Taboos/190155/ An American journalism teacher in China urges his students
to examine their country’s secret history—carefully.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, February 20, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190059/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-February-20/190059/ Description of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:08:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's Time to Review Your Adjunct Employment Policies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190035/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Time-to-Review-Your/190035/ Recent organizing efforts have the potential to fundamentally and quickly change the marketplace.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Unions Need to Step Up for Equality]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190053/ http://chronicle.com/article/Unions-Need-to-Step-Up-for/190053/ The separate-but-unequal labor system, where the minority of tenured faculty members rule over the majority of contingents, is mirrored in bargaining units.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[PC Isn't Back. It Never Went Away.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189991/ http://chronicle.com/article/PC-Isnt-Back-It-Never-Went/189991/ Jonathan Chait’s critique has touched a nerve, but it’s simplistic and out of date.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Rank Delusions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189919/ http://chronicle.com/article/Rank-Delusions/189919/ Annual ratings of American colleges, as of European soccer leagues, are essentially meaningless.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Feeling Harried? Don't Blame Your Phone.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189929/ http://chronicle.com/article/Feeling-Harried-Dont-Blame/189929/ The sense of acceleration that we associate with the digital world is much older than today's devices.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Feminist Ire in All the Wrong Places]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189927/ http://chronicle.com/article/Feminist-Ire-in-All-the-Wrong/189927/ It’s easier for activists to bash one another and celebrities than it is to unite against the entrenched bigots who are equality’s real foes.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[My Betty Friedan Moment]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189931/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-Betty-Friedan-Moment/189931/ Yes, she could be abrasive. But that was part of her power.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[What's Wrong With Public Intellectuals?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189921/ http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-Wrong-With-Public/189921/ For starters, they can't figure out who their public is. Maybe they could learn from their midcentury predecessors.

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Isolated Scholars: Making Bricks, Not Shaping Policy]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151707/ http://chronicle.com/article/Isolated-Scholars-Making/151707/ While the public looks for answers to big issues, academics too often shrink from engagement.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[To Restore Academic Integrity in Sports, Hold Head Coaches Accountable]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151723/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Restore-Academic-Integrity/151723/ As long as colleges and the NCAA value teams’ win-loss records over athletes’ educations, classroom scandals will persist.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Evolution of Altruism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151625/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Evolution-of-Altruism/151625/ Biology and culture meet morality and wistful inference as we strive to define and refine our better angels.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, February 13, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151727/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-February-13/151727/ Description of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[A History of Loss]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151623/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-History-of-Loss/151623/ Accounts of racial passing have focused on the gains, but the costs of rejecting black identities have been steep.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Why I Write on My Mobile Phone]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151631/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Write-on-My-Mobile-Phone/151631/ If your idea has legs, why not take it for a walk?

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[How English Overwhelmed Japanese]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/151629/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-English-Overwhelmed/151629/ Minae Mizumura bemoans the loss of a literary sensibility and tradition.

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Mon, 09 Feb 2015 00:00:01 EST