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Author Archives: martinkich

Is Your University Doing This?

I was initially going to add this brief post as a comment on Ulf Kirchdorfer’s new post “Papa John’s Pizza Plot: Heimlich Maneuver Needed for Schools, Parents, and Students,” but … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Response of the FSU Progress Coalition to the BoT Decision to Appoint John Thrasher as FSU President

Throughout the presidential search process at Florida State University, students were told that their voices were being heard. But really?  Who was listening? The media was listening, the nation was … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

Florida State University Names a New President: Or, How a University Can Be Commandeered by Political Partisanship

After a very contentious search, the Board of Trustees of Florida State University have announced that John Thrasher will be the institution’s new president. The firm originally hired to facilitate … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The University Campus as Ground Zero for Epidemics

With the recent news that Emory University hospital would be accepting yet another patient infected with the Ebola virus [], the lunatic fringe of the Far Right went into overdrive … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Cancelling Out Student Debt for Cents on the Dollar

It is hard to say exactly what the long-term impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement will turn out to be. Will it seem in retrospect a very impassioned but … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Growing Caste System in Higher Education: Campus Construction Edition

It is hardly surprising that as colleges and universities have struggled to maintain their finances in response to the deep reductions in state support and the sometimes volatile fluctuations in … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 6-8.

Capps, Benjamin. The Trail to Ogallala.  New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1964. The Trail to Ogallala is Capps’s most acclaimed novel, receiving the Spur Award of Western Writers of … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Improved Responsiveness to Sexual Assaults on Campus: The University of Iowa’s Plan

The ongoing media concentration on cases of domestic abuse perpetrated by NFL players against their spouses and children has, for the moment, pushed the issue of sexual assaults on our … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Online Education and the Future of the MBA

I came across a CNBC article on trends in business education. At first, I misread the article’s title and mistakenly thought that someone was proposing a 25-year MBA program. That … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

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