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21st Century Campus Culture by James M. Lang (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

Do you ever despair, as this author does, that our students don't have the kind of vital intellectual interests and conversations outside the classroom we wish they had? Lang argues that despair can be turned into motivation if we educate ourselves about campus culture.

Citing two recent books on the topic and interviewing the authors, Lang suggests that knowing more about campus culture can make us better teachers and help us nurture the kind of intellectual curiosity we'd like to see in our students. Read Lang's full article at the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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