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Income Inequality–among Universities

Moody’s has just released a report indicating that just ten universities control over 30% of the total institutional wealth in higher education. The first number in brackets is the previous … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

OCAAUP Testimony on Legislation Stripping Ohio Faculty of Collective-Bargaining Rights

Testimony of John McNay, Ph.D., President Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors Before the House Finance Committee Representative Ryan Smith, Chair April 16, 2015   Chairman Smith, … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sneak Attack on Faculty Collective Bargaining Rights in Ohio!!!

Earlier today, Tuesday, April 14, House Republicans unveiled Substitute House Bill 64, which contained their revisions to the governor’s budget. Most alarming about the substitute bill were new provisions that … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

Making Safe Schools a Priority

Item 1 Marking the National Rifle Association’s 2015 Freedom Festival in Nashville   To direct school staff on how to respond to a visitor who is carrying a visible firearm, … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Narratives Told and Ignored

Item 2 Marking the National Rifle Association’s 2015 Freedom Festival in Nashville   In 2013, 17 states and the District of Columbia, gun-related deaths exceeded traffic-related deaths: Alaska: 144 gun … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Emblematic Narratives Are Hard to Find

Item 3 Marking the National Rifle Association’s 2015 Freedom Festival in Nashville   Yesterday, the U.S. Capitol was locked down because a gunshot was fired immediately outside its walls. Initial … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why a Holster Is Not Simply an Accessory

Item 4 Marking the National Rifle Association’s 2015 Freedom Festival in Nashville   Some truisms, even about guns, turn out to be true. In January 2013, a security guard in … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sound-Bite Pronouncements on the Present and Future State of Higher Education

Janet Napolitano, the President of the University of California system recently wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post in which she argued that, despite the challenges created by unprecedented … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

You Cannot Cite Data That Does Not Exist

This past week, Bill O’Reilly cited, for the second time, statistics that supposedly show that more Whites than African-Americans are killed by police. Although he framed the discussion of these … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

National Issues Seen through the Lens of Institutional Data

In discussing and charting the dramatic shift from state support to tuition as the major revenue source for public colleges and universities, we typically focus on national or state-by-state data. … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 1 Comment
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