December 22, 2008

Letter from Jakarta

Saera Fernandez

The observations of a young anthropology student in Indonesia are relevent for several reasons to the contemporary American experience.

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December 19, 2008

Is the B.A. degree meaningless?

Tom Wood

There's new evidence that B.A. degrees have economic, non-economic, and even educational value.

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December 17, 2008

Send Me In, COACHE!

Peter Wood

Dreary and discontented faculty members won't keep us away from playing in the snow.

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December 16, 2008

Strange New Respect for Abe

Peter Wood

Was the seventeenth U.S. president one of the worst?

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December 15, 2008

Cold Brine: The College Board Loses Its Senses

Peter Wood

The College Board recently unveiled a new goal for America - that by the year 2025, 55% of Americans should have a college degree. But is that achievement the right solution to save America's plac......

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December 11, 2008

Stephen Balch to become Chairman of NAS Board, Peter Wood to Become NAS President

NAS's founder Steve Balch passes on the torch and will continue to play a leadership role.

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December 9, 2008

Sailing Past Byzantium

Peter Wood

Peter Wood channels his inner William Butler Yeats

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December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday John Milton!

Ashley Thorne

The poet who brought us Paradise Lost turns 400 today.

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May 7, 2024

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Creating Students, Not Activists

The mobs desecrating the American flag, smashing windows, chanting genocidal slogans—this always was the end game of the advocates of the right to protest, action civics, student activ......

March 9, 2024

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A Portrait of Claireve Grandjouan

Claireve Grandjouan, when I knew her, was Head of the Classics Department at Hunter College, and that year gave a three-hour Friday evening class in Egyptian archaeology....

April 20, 2024

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The Academic's Roadmap

By all means, pursue your noble dream of improving the condition of humanity through your research and teaching. Could I do it all again, I would, but I would do things very differently....

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May 15, 2015

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Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter....

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Ask a Scholar: What is the True Definition of Latino?

What does it mean to be Latino? Are only Latin American people Latino, or does the term apply to anyone whose language derived from Latin?...

September 21, 2010

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Ask a Scholar: What Does YHWH Elohim Mean?

A reader asks, "If Elohim refers to multiple 'gods,' then Yhwh Elohim really means Lord of Gods...the one of many, right?" A Hebrew expert answers....