Higher Education and the media are facing hard times, but Academe remains as committed as ever to publishing articles that engage and inform you, our readers. Beginning with this issue, we bring you these articles in a revitalized format. Academe, as longtime readers may notice, has a new design—one that we hope will draw more readers into our pages.
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