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Physical stores on and off campus are facing down threats such as Amazon’s Berkeley book ‘hangar’ by evolving, argues Andrew Thacker

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Few disagree that more higher education is a good thing, but it’s tricky to balance universities’ costs and manageable fees

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It’s folly to make my language modules obligatory, says a grande école lecturer confronting students’ boredom and contempt

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Martha J. Kanter on making equality of opportunity a reality for ‘the top 100 per cent’ of students

Leader

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Few disagree that more higher education is a good thing, but it’s tricky to balance universities’ costs and manageable fees

THE Scholarly Web

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Weekly transmissions from the blogosphere

The Poppletonian

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The official weekly newsletter of the University of Poppleton. Finem respice!

From Where I Sit

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Brian Bloch considers the attacks against two Humboldt University scholars in the internet age

Blogs

University application approved

Despite concern about the use of predicted grades, Mary Curnock Cook believes the way students apply for university works well

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Junior academics can access services without physically visiting premises, writes Holly Else

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Overleaf’s John Hammersley on what drove his doctorate and transition from universities to industry

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The US election result shows the shortcomings of higher education, says Dan Sarofian-Butin

Columnists

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The American system isn’t ideal but it beats the UK’s, says Felipe Fernández-Armesto

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Being head of undergraduate studies was an eye-opener for Stephen Curry

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Shahidha Bari on academics’ strange relationship with the idea of failure

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Older academics need to make room for the young, says Sally Feldman

Podcasts

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The Times Higher Education editorial team look at some of the highlights from this week's edition

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The THE team looks ahead to the 2016 BRICS and Emerging Economies Summit