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Regional Universities Educate for Merit—It’s too Bad Our Elites Just Want...

The Varsity Blues parents didn’t really care if their children learned anything; they were concerned that they got their ticket to success stamped by the right institution.

What Groucho Marx Can Teach Us About Liberal Education

The world wearies of defenses of liberal education and the humanities. What cannot be denied is that all over the country the...

College and its End(s)

“College and its End(s)”---that was the title I had given to the section of senior seminar I taught this past fall. The class was...

A Call for a Politically Inclusive Classroom

Teaching Tolerance in a Time of Trump sounds like a short-course a firebrand professor might offer, though I mean it in a more comprehensive...

Monday Morning Brass Spittoon: Roundtable on a Liberal Arts Education

Higher education in America has many challenges, and in many ways has become a rather strange place. The satirical novel, such as Richard Russo’s...