From New Geography, John L. Gann on rethinking college towns. From The Chronicle, Milton Greenberg on tenure's dirty little secret. From Academe, an interview with Ross Perlin, author of Intern Nation; a review of Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacy Preferences in College Admissions; and Matthew Woessner on rethinking the plight of conservatives in higher education: Findings that run against the grain of assumptions. From The Weekly Standard, innocence abroad: Edith Wharton, at 150, is introduced to Cultural Studies; and Yale’s kiss-in protest and the clash between Sex Week and True Love Week are indicative of a larger ideological struggle going on at many colleges and universities. When did college become so pornographic? Brown Bares is the latest in a trend of anonymous, user uploaded websites where students share pictures of their privates on campus. Robert Weissberg on the white male shortage on campus. Adam Davidson on the dwindling power of a college degree. A question of honor: Cheating on campus undermines the reputation of our universities and the value of their degrees — now is the time for students themselves to stop it.

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