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Monthly Archives: December, 2011

Santorum’s Call for Campus Censors

Rick Santorum certainly knows how to pander to an audience. He’s running far to the right in Iowa for the Republican Presidential nomination, and so he goes after those darn … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · 1 Comment

Teaching Under Attack: Call for Articles

Call for articles: transFORMATIONS The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy ANNOUNCES A SPECIAL ISSUE TEACHING UNDER ATTACK CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The editors of Transformations seek articles (5,000-10,000 words) and … Continue reading

December 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Limbaugh’s Class Warfare Vs. College Presidents

Rush Limbaugh normally hates class warfare. So it was a bit unusual today when he came out and denounced millionaires. Of course, Limbaugh only hates one particular kind of millionaire: … Continue reading

December 20, 2011 · 1 Comment

An American Prophet in a Foreign Land

I haven’t read David Graeber’s new book, Debt, which is leading to him being praised as “a prophet of the Occupy Wall Street movement.” What’s most interesting to me is … Continue reading

December 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Faculty Should Choose Their Unions

I don’t often agree with Robert Weissberg, but he makes a lot of very good points at Minding the Campus about faculty unionization at the University of Illinois. Weissberg refers … Continue reading

December 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

Graduate Students Attempt to Revive “Comatose” NLRB, Demand a Decision on Union Recognition Case

By Jay Sosa Yesterday, graduate students from the University of Chicago handed a petition to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) based in Washington DC, asking that they rule on … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Revisiting the Gainful Employment Rules

In June, the Department of Education released its new rules about for-profit colleges. The regulations are known as the “gainful employment” rules, because they seek to ensure that graduates are … Continue reading

December 13, 2011 · 2 Comments

New GAO Report Shows Mixed Picture on For-Profits, Part II

Last week, I wrote about a new report out from the General Accountability Office that investigated educational practices at for-profit schools. The report is mixed, with some schools looking good, … Continue reading

December 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Oral Arguments in Academic Freedom Case

A critical legal case affecting the academic freedom of professors will be argued on Thursday, December 8 before the 7th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in Chicago. Loretta Capeheart is … Continue reading

December 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

A Bad Idea for Student Loans

Glenn Reynolds has a remarkably bad idea for dealing with student loans: Student loans, if they are to continue, should be made dischargeable in bankruptcy after five years — but … Continue reading

December 7, 2011 · Leave a comment



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