From Workplace, a special issue on Narratives of Academic Labor. How big-time sports ate college life: Should a stadium (or court) be at the center of college culture? How football and basketball hijacked the American campus. Critics claim the SAT can be gamed — if that's the case, why are they still so important in college admissions? The disposable academic: Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time. It is college and university leaders, not Occupy protesters, who have politicized issues of free speech, writes P.J. Rey. What is college for? Why preparing young people for jobs should be the business of high school, not college. Catherine Liu on her book American Idyll: Academic Antielitism as Cultural Critique. Could apprenticeships replace college degrees? You aren't the exception: Nate Kreuter explains why so many grad students ignore warnings about the job market — and why that makes it even more important for Ph.D. programs to talk about the realities. An interview with Emery Petchauer, author of Hip-Hop Culture in College Students' Lives.

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