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More Self-Sponsored and Self-Serving Far-Right Scholarly Research

Richard Vedder, an emeritus economist at Ohio University, has recently released another study showing the benefits of “right to work” legislation. In a newspaper interview, he has predicted that Ohio … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

One Might Ask Steven Salaita Why There Are No MOOCs on Gaza

In late July, Kris Olds wrote a piece for Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U: Global Higher Ed titled “Why No MOOCs on Gaza?” [The complete article is available at: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/globalhighered/why-no-moocs-gaza%5DContinue reading

August 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Do You Speak Hillbilly and Wish That You Didn’t?

You may have missed this item published by Inside Higher Ed in late July. Written by Colleen Flaherty, the article confirms Aaron Barlow’s earlier post to this blog that bias … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

Mills College, a Selectively Progressive Institution

The Oakland College Has Been Very Progressive on the Rights of Transgender Students but Not on Collective-Bargaining Rights or Adjunct-Faculty Rights   In a very recent post, I commented on … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Discussing the Steven Salaita Case in Our Classrooms

If you want to engage your students in a thoughtful debate about public discourse in the age of Facebook and Twitter, you can of course use the ten or twelve … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

When Simplification May Be Too Simplistic

On August 27, the Denver Business Journal ran an article on proposed legislation that will dramatically overhaul the application for federal student aid. The article opens with the following two … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

What Passes for Victories in an Era of Political Gridlock

Here is the opening of a recent item from The Hill [http://thehill.com/homenews/house/319443-immigration-advocates-claim-resounding-win-for-their-side-in-quiet-august]: “Advocates for comprehensive immigration reform are claiming victory in the August recess. Their argument? They won because they … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

National (In-)Security: Fifty Notable American Espionage Novels: 49-50.

  Uris, Leon.  Topaz.  New York: McGraw Hill, 1967. Leon Uris’s great subjects were the experience of combat in the Second World War, the post-war pursuit of war criminals, and … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Poorer by Degrees

Here is a link to Poorer by Degrees, a new short documentary by Jennifer Shuberth, a former faculty member at Portland State University: http://vimeo.com/95828754. The documentary questions the premise that … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 3 Comments
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