Sustaining diversity and independence in scholarly publishing.

So we are sitting on the airport tarmac in Elko, Nevada getting ready for our next visit to Saint George, Utah, then up to Redding, California, and finally over to Ashland, Wisconsin.

What these several placebound locations have in common...

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The rise of “academic capitalism”—a term for the broad shift to market-centered university planning and administration since the early 1980s first theorized by Slaughter, Leslie, and Rhoades (...

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Stigma is all around us – messages communicated about how you don’t fit, don’t belong, or have no value. Mostly though, unless you happen to be the one being stigmatized, it’s pretty much invisible. Think of the discomfort of flying. As a New...

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Higher education matters, now more than ever, for our students, our colleagues, and our society. And because it does, the culture of our campuses also matters now more than ever, because our values, attitudes, goals, and behaviors either...

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I’m at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. Every year, I come to this meeting and talk to people who are, in a sense, trying to save the world. Climate change, gun violence, the opioid crisis—there’s almost no terrible...

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How did American colonists transform British law into their own? What were the colonies' first legal institutions, and who served in them? And why did the early Americans develop a passion for litigation that continues to this day? These...

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