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Musings on the Purpose of Higher Education

Frank Islam | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Frank Islam

While summer reading is normally light or frothy stuff for the beach, one of the more widely reviewed books of this past summer, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to A Meaningful Life, was nothing of the sort.

Notes From the Road: My Summer State Tour of Ohio

E. Gordon Gee | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
E. Gordon Gee

The concept is simple: Rent a car from the university motor pool and enlist a bus full of energetic students to tour Ohio. Together, we bring a piece of this great university to the people of this great state.

The Morrill Act: A 19th Century Initiative With 21st Century Implications

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

June 26 marked the culmination of a 46-day period during which we celebrated the sesquicentennial observance of three actions taken during the Civil War that today hold enormous promise as a model of international development and hunger alleviation for the 21st century.

Lincolnesque Vision Needed for USDA People's Gardens

Rose Hayden-Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rose Hayden-Smith

As a result of Lincoln's vision, a national department of agriculture was formed. Now, the USDA should lead the way in reviving a national gardening effort now. And we should all answer the call to service by participating.