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Summer 2021

Issue 25

The annotated table of contents below offers a sneak peek at what's in Issue 25.


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Letter

On College

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Ever since The Point was founded twelve years ago by graduate students on a university campus in Chicago, it has faced in two directions at […]


 

Essays

Resisting Oblivion

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To be an American in Europe is to live in the future of events, but in the past of news. On the morning of November […]


Hot or Not

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Last summer, my grandfather mailed me a copy of the erotic novel he had written in his basement, where he also has a ping-pong table and a collection of suspiciously acquired Mexican pots.


 

Symposium

The Real College Scandal

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In 2019, fifty or so parents were found to have bribed administrators and coaches to have their children accepted to colleges around the country. This […]


Degrees of Anxiety

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Over the past seven years, I’ve helped create two curricular projects at the University of Virginia, one a new general education curriculum for undergraduates in […]


The Second Curriculum

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It was March of 1994, my freshman year in college. I was attending North Carolina Central University, a historically Black university in Durham, when I […]


What Should Students Learn?

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This fall, after a year’s hiatus, Columbia College will welcome a new entering class to campus. Within hours of their arrival, the new students, numbering […]


Where Is the University?

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Anna, the protagonist of Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook, plays a peculiar game to pass the time. She invented it as a child, but now, […]


The Universe and the University

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Laurie Santos, a cognitive scientist, is a star psychology professor at Yale. She is world-renowned for a course she taught in 2018 titled “Psychology and […]


Elite Education

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One of the wonders of modern academia is that the ideal of workplace democracy should be so prevalent among people who regularly endure faculty meetings. […]


College Life

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No symposium about what college is for would be complete without the perspectives of those for whom the question is most immediate: college students. This […]


 

Remarks

When Meghan Married Harry

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This essay is a preview of our forthcoming print issue, which features the symposium “What is college for?”


 

Survey

College Life

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No symposium about what college is for would be complete without the perspectives of those for whom the question is most immediate: college students. This […]


 

Correspondence

The End of the Dock

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There’s a cabin in the hills up above Malibu belonging to a Hollywood friend of mine, where I go when I get in the mood […]


 

Reviews

Politics Without Guarantees

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In the early years of our century I ran across the name of Stuart Hall, though I don’t remember where. I came to him by […]


Edward Said’s Double Vision

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Years ago, I read a famous essay by Edward Said about Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. I grew up reading Austen, and adoring her, so the […]


Artists and Elders

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Janet Cheatham Bell was accustomed to living alone. Her 83 years hang lightly on her face, which she attributes to the fact of her independence. […]