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Darryl Dawkins, RIP

When I was in graduate school at Lehigh University, Darryl Dawkins was playing professional basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers. He was part of the team assembled around Julius Erving and … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Follow-Up on Today’s NLRB Ruling

In its daily “Sentences” newsletter, Vox has provided the following list of items on today’s NLRB ruling: –The National Labor Relations Board ruled today that a business that uses a … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Major Ruling from the NLRB

The following is an excerpt from breaking news report from The Hill written by by Tim Devaney: “The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday handed down one of the biggest decisions of … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why It’s Gotten Much More Difficult to Discount the Links between Fraternities and Sexual Assaults on Campus

This is a photo of a fraternity on move-in day at Old Dominion University: _________________________ In case this one photo does not seem emblematic to you, this morning the Huffington Post included this … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Less Government Is Apparently Less Great When It Is Your Home That Is about to Burn Down

The progressive blog Daily Kos has distributed this photo in their daily e-mail of “Recommended” stories. It is a photo of a man thanking firefighters for saving his home from … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Because I Am Apparently a Masochist

Phil Magness keeps attributing the growth in the percentage of part-time faculty to the rise of the for-profit universities. But his own chart seems to show that that impact has … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 6 Comments

Very Concrete, Local Issues and Much Broader, Ideological Issues in Higher Education

Writing for the Athens Messenger, Sarah Guinn reports that Hocking College in southeastern Ohio has fired 13 faculty members for lack of adequate credentials. Here are the opening paragraphs of … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

If Nothing Else, This Period Is Rich in Satiric Possibilities, in Particular in Education and, Even More Narrowly, in Higher Education: Part 1

Here is a small collection of recently published satiric items, largely from The Onion, on topics typically covered in other posts to this blog. Almost all of the items have … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

If Nothing Else, This Period Is Rich in Satiric Possibilities, in Particular in Education and, Even More Narrowly, in Higher Education: Part 2

Here is a small collection of recently published satiric items, largely from The Onion, on topics typically covered in other posts to this blog. Almost all of the items have … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

If Nothing Else, This Period Is Rich in Satiric Possibilities, in Particular in Education and, Even More Narrowly, in Higher Education: Part 3

Here is a small collection of recently published satiric items, largely from The Onion, on topics typically covered in other posts to this blog. Almost all of the items have … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 1 Comment
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