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Newman: On necessities, luxuries and labor in the humanities

Barbara Newman, Op-Ed Contributor, English professor

April 20, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

You love your lit courses — you know you do. Perhaps Dickens was your favorite: You could almost feel the London fog swirling into your lungs. Or how about that wild and crazy Chaucer class where you acted out “The Miller’s...

Balk: Academia should find a place for Wikipedia

Tim Balk, Columnist

January 15, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve been listening to teachers tell me not to use Wikipedia since fourth grade. Yesterday, looking at a slide that advised using podcasts and blogs for research but warned against the evils of Wikipedia, something inside me...