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Guest Post: Death of a Soul (On Campus)


Dr. Karen Kelsky, my guest author today, not only left after getting tenure, she left after becoming the head of a department. And she’s even willing to admit that there’s some good in academia, but has no tolerance for delusion — which is why I asked her to post here. She’s also started a business,

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Attention Heather Wilson: Students Fail Us


One of the perils of blogging about topical issues, however snarkily, is that alert readers start to send you stuff. Just yesterday, Maureen Ogle, whose interview answers really nailed some pressing educational problems, alerted me to Heather Wilson’s Washington Post op-ed lamenting the ‘superficial’ qualifications of recent Rhodes scholarship applicants. I actually agree with most

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