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Category Archives: corporate influence

More on Academic Programs Subsidizing Intercollegiate Athletics

In an article for the Buffalo News, Jay Tokasz has reported yet another example of how our institutions are spending exorbitant sums to subsidize intercollegiate athletics—at the expense of academic … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hilarious Satirical Item on Institutional Branding

On October 1, a satirical column in the London Times Higher Education supplement included the following item:   Branding Room Only Poppleton’s Deputy Head of Brand Management, Georgina Edsel, has … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Undocumented Immigrants and the New Gilded Age

Yesterday, an article written by David Chen and published in the New York Times included the following statistics on construction-related deaths and injuries in New York City: “Seven workers have … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

But Will My Robot Students Have Names? And How Will I Remember Those Names unless They Have Faces to Go with Those Names?

Here is a succinct summary from University World News of an article by Cara McGoogan that has been published by Wired: “Researchers in Japan are one step closer to their … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Irony of it All

The pecking order: those who teach the most students are not part of the academic elite. The pecking order: those with the fewest students are the privileged, proud elite. Those who … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

AAUP Leadership in Midst of CUNY Activism

On October 20, The Excelsior, the student news site at Brooklyn College published an article titled “Brooklyn College PSC Continues to Press CUNY and the State.” At the top of the … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 · 5 Comments

“It’s the End of the University as We Know It”

The following piece was published originally on the website of the AAUP chapter at the University of Akron. Although it addresses issues at their institution, none of those issues are … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Global Competition 2.0

This is a guest post by Laura M. Portnoi, the interim associate dean for graduate studies and research in the College of Education at California State University–Long Beach, and Sylvia S. … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Salaita Settlement and the Corporatization of the University

Last Friday, Inc. published an article on the Salaita settlement. Written by Joseph Steinberg, the article is titled “How a Single Social Media Blunder Cost a University $2 Million.” It … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 11 Comments

Within the Supposedly “Common Sense” Talking Points, Fundamental Incoherence

We have been told that charter schools are needed as an alternative to our public schools because our public schools are failing to prepare our children for meaningful immediate employment … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 1 Comment



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