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AAUP: The First One Hundred Years

January-February 2015 Volume 101, Issue 1 FEATURES The AAUP in the Courts By Robert M. O’Neil Investigative Procedures in Academic Freedom and Tenure Cases By Debra Nails Ten Decades of … Continue reading

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The Meaning of the Failure of the Online For-Profit Universities

Corinthian Colleges have been forced to close their “doors.” As I reported in this blog several years ago, the Washington Post Corporation, which had derived between 50% and 60% of … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

“James, do whatever you want to do.”

That’s how NYU Journalism professor Jay Rosen responded to James O’Keefe in 2011. Given the context, it seemed an appropriate response. Personally, I was a little annoyed by the timing: … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Some Revealing Graphs about the Revenues Generated by the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament


March 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Justice Department Indicts Ole Miss Student for Civil Rights Crimes Against African-American Students

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice announced the indictment today of Graeme Phillip Harris for hanging a noose and an obsolete Georgia state flag with the confederate stars and bars … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why a Good Plumber Is Getting as Hard to Find as a Tenure-Track Position

We have all noticed how hard it is to find a reputable electrician or plumber. But almost no one ever asks, never mind addresses, why this shortage has developed. The … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Real Education Need Not Be Only for the Elite

Everyone seems to think that college is all about jobs. Even former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, in a column on his blog this past Sunday, “Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ohio State University Seeks to Dramatically Revamp Its Policy on Faculty Intellectual Property Rights

Ohio State University is internally circulating a draft of a new policy on faculty intellectual property rights. The following summary of the main outlines of the lengthy and very detailed … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Higher Education Accreditation: Is There Another Way Through the Looking Glass?

The recent decision by the Board of Trustees to close Sweet Briar College raises an important question.  Is there a better way to coordinate the findings of ratings groups to assist colleges … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doxxing: The Sequel

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On March 19, 2015, I published a post about doxxing, generally known as one party’s publishing on the internet documents containing personal information about another party.…

March 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Request for Support from the Graduate Student Union at York University

We received this request by e-mail. I don’t know any of the specifics of this labor impasse, but it does not seem as if the graduate-student union is asking for … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

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