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Cancelling Out Student Debt for Cents on the Dollar

It is hard to say exactly what the long-term impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement will turn out to be. Will it seem in retrospect a very impassioned but … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Growing Caste System in Higher Education: Campus Construction Edition

It is hardly surprising that as colleges and universities have struggled to maintain their finances in response to the deep reductions in state support and the sometimes volatile fluctuations in … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 6-8.

Capps, Benjamin. The Trail to Ogallala.  New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1964. The Trail to Ogallala is Capps’s most acclaimed novel, receiving the Spur Award of Western Writers of … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Improved Responsiveness to Sexual Assaults on Campus: The University of Iowa’s Plan

The ongoing media concentration on cases of domestic abuse perpetrated by NFL players against their spouses and children has, for the moment, pushed the issue of sexual assaults on our … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Online Education and the Future of the MBA

I came across a CNBC article on trends in business education. At first, I misread the article’s title and mistakenly thought that someone was proposing a 25-year MBA program. That … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Imitation Is the Sincerest—and Most Historically Predictable– Form of Flattery

Developers have been surrounding Chinese largest cities with upscale suburbs modeled on the major cities of Europe and North America. Not all of these “themed” developments have been equally successful, … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

How to Write a Book Using Software Designed for Note Taking and Archiving

The following is the opening of an article that Nicholas Carlson has written for Business Week, in which he explains how he used Evernote to write a 90,000+-word book called … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Banned Books Week Is Next Week

In 2013, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom documented the banning of 307 books in locations across the United States.   The ten most frequently banned books of … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 3-5.

  Blevins, Win.  Stone Song: A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse.  New York: Forge, 1995. Win Blevins has been writing full-time since the early 1970s, but it has … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 2 Comments
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