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A Correction, a Clarification, or a Cat Chasing Its Tail?

On August 16, the Lafayette Journal-Gazette ran this small item []: “Some Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne faculty members are unhappy with comments Purdue University President Mitch Daniels made about … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Open Letter to Allan Bense, Florida State University Board of Trustees Chair, and Florida Governor Rick Scott

Dear Chairman Bense and Governor Scott: The battle over FSU’s next President seems to have slowed, except that the FSU Board of Trustees (BOT) has silently “postponed” its Aug. 26th … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Inequality: A Broad Middle Class Requires Empowering Workers

This post was written by Robert Borsage for the blog of the Campaign for America’s Future [] which has become a driving force behind the New Populist Movement. The group’s … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mills College Becomes the First Single-Gender College to Admit Transgender Students

There are currently 119 single-gender colleges and universities in the United States. Mills College in Oakland, California, has become the first of those institutions to admit transgender students. The college’s … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

When Congressional Staff Become Wikipedia Contributors

The following passage is excerpted from a news report from The Hill: “For days, someone in the House had been editing multiple pages related to transgender issues that critics called … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

National (In-)Security: Fifty Notable American Espionage Novels: 46-48.

  Sinclair, Upton.  World’s End.  New York: Viking, 1940. Now known primarily for his muckraking fiction and journalism, in particular for his novel The Jungle, Upton Sinclair also produced a … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

PBS NewsHour Series on “Rethinking College”

Lil Taiz, President of the California Faculty Association, has shared the following information which should be of broad interest. The PBS NewsHour contacted the CFHE leadership about CFHE’s take on … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Is “Google Science” about to Transform the Publication of Scientific Papers, or Is It All an Elaborate Hoax?

Someone has disseminated what purports to be a portion of a presentation on Google’s progress in developing “Google Science,” an open-source platform for the publication of scientific papers that might … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

State Legislation on Online Postsecondary Education Passed from January to July 2014

Colorado CO S 114 2014 State University Global Campus Student Access Status: Enacted – Act No. 144 Date of Last Action:*  05/02/2014 – Enacted Author: Todd (D) Topics: Postsecondary, Postsecondary-Community and Junior Colleges, Distance/online/virtual … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

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