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Author Archives: Aaron Barlow

Michael L. Hays: How to Fix the College Debt Problem

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael L. Hays, Ph.D., sent this interesting suggestion to address the problem of student debt. I was reminded when I read it that…

August 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Love Letter to My Fellow Rape Survivors Part 2: Your Stories Edition

Originally posted on Dissent and Cookies:
When I posted “Rape Culture 101: A Love Letter to My Fellow Rape Survivors” within hours, friends, loved ones, and strangers flooded my inbox…

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rape Culture 101: A Love Letter to My Fellow Rape Survivors

Originally posted on Dissent and Cookies:
It wasn’t your fault.  I believe you.  What happened to you was rape.  You are not alone.  Those are things I wish someone had…

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

The PubPeer Foundation

PubPeer, which “seeks to create an online community that uses the publication of scientific results as an opening for fruitful discussion among scientists,” has established The PubPeer Foundation “to help … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Tyranny of Standardized Testing

Originally posted on jamaalabowman:
Public school high stakes standardized testing is a form of modern day slavery, and is designed to continue the proliferation of inequality in our society. I’ve…

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Of Rachmaninoff’s Hands and Oliver Sacks’ Beard

Originally posted on Planet of the Blind:
I wash my fingers in cold water and think of Rachmaninoff who, learning he was dying, went to his study, shut the door,…

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stephen King and Donald Trump

…It’s not only the geniuses who have the problem. They are the lucky ones—or, in some cases, the unlucky. At either end of the mass of us…. Stephen King wrote … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The US, India, Academic Freedom and the World

People are the same everywhere, I guess. That cliche stared me in the face this morning, when I saw over 30 new comments on the statement we published signed by … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

Jim Barrett: Weakening UIUC

James Barrett, an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign, wrote a letter-to-the-editor of the local News-Gazette, “2 Faculty Members Have Weakened UI.” The two are Nick Burbules and … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Pretendure” in Wisconsin

Chuck Rybak posted “UW Struggle: Scrap the Tenure File Edition” yesterday on his blog. It’s worth reading, especially since what is happening in Wisconsin could easily happen elsewhere–and probably will, … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 1 Comment
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