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Monthly Archives: November, 2011

2011 Open Doors Data on International Students

On November 14, the Institute of International Education (IIE), a group which advocates for and collects data about international student and scholarly travel, released this year’s “Open Doors” data at … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Value of Useless Research

The following guest post is by Johann Neem, associate professor of history at Western Washington University: A recent paper by Emory University English professor Mark Bauerlein argues that since many … Continue reading

November 28, 2011 · 2 Comments

China’s Academic Freedom Threat

The rise of China’s influence in the world includes its connections with American universities. And the Chinese government’s attacks on free speech make this a troubling development for academic freedom. … Continue reading

November 27, 2011 · 2 Comments

Are We in for a Wave of Privatization?

In the new issue of Academe, Bruce Burgett argues that for public universities in states like Washington, the temptation to privatize is becoming overwhelming. He writes: Given the rise of … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

AAUP Statement in Support of Free Expression in the University of California

On November 20, the national Council of the AAUP passed the following resolution: Statement in Support of Free Expression in the University of California On November 9, police officers dispatched … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Myth of Male Victimhood

It’s tough to be a man. That’s the message of male conservatives who worry about how terribly oppressed men are on college campuses facing the evil feminist conspiracy. Even though … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Jack Conway Re-elected in Kentucky

Last week’s state elections attracted attention for a variety of causes and elections, most notably the defeat of Ohio’s tough new collective bargaining law and the defeat of the pro-life … Continue reading

November 18, 2011 · 1 Comment

REINS and RAA: Do for-profit colleges really need LESS regulation?

The “Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011” (H.R. 3010/S.1606; the RAA) and the “Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011” (H.R.10/S. 299; the REINS Act) are two … Continue reading

November 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Liberals Aren’t Stupid After All

You have to say this for George Mason economics professor Daniel Klein: at least he’s willing to admit a mistake. In the Atlantic, Klein discusses his major mea culpa retracting … Continue reading

November 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Teacher Suspended for Showing The Daily Show

On Monday, Eureka (IL) high school teacher Rhett Felix was suspended for showing segments from “The Daily Show” in his government and law class. It’s a reminder of how little … Continue reading

November 16, 2011 · Leave a comment



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