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Category Archives: ethics

Ranking the Worst Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

This month’s issue of Washington Monthly includes a thoughtful article by Ben Miller in which he attempts to compile such rankings and, in fact, provides several alternative lists of the … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ebola News Coverage as Educational as Shark Week

I should have expected the exploitative nature of news coverage concerning Ebola. I don’t know why I thought the news media would offer an educational experience. Offerings on television and … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Salaita in His Own Words: Columbia College, Chicago Speaking Tour

Professor Steven Salaita on October 8, 2014 spoke at Columbia College Chicago that I previously commented on. John Dworkin asked the panelists, Steven Salaita, Iymen Chehade and myself whether we would consent … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Salaita Speaks!

It’s 6:50 in the evening on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The 7:00 event start time at Columbia College Chicago draws near. The lecture hall is filling up rapidly. The star attraction has … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Latest: Salaita Chicago Speaking Tour

The Chicago Tribune has updated the Steven Salaita whirlwind speaking tour in Chicago. Kindly see here. I noticed that a scheduled appearance at the University of Illinois at Chicago was canceled … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Salaita: Campus Faculty Association on Investigation and Censure 

The Campus Faculty Association of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was an early advocate of an American Association of University Professors investigation of the university’s administration. Throughout the Steven Salaita … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 5 Comments

It’s Okay to be a Thug in College–If You Play Football

If I have to hear one more mention of the name Winston, anything about crab legs, including jokes that are not funny, or the latest, while I was trying to … Continue reading

September 22, 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

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: The Great American Class Divider

Here we go again.  And there’s more.  Corinthian Colleges, after having dashed any academic hopes of its students, is now also accused of predatory lending.  That the wake and fiasco … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 6 Comments
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