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Category Archives: faculty

Murder Is Our Peculiar Pastime: Fifty Notable American Crime Novels: 3-4.

Bloch, Robert.  Psycho.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. The enduring popularity of Alfred Hitchcock’s film adaptation has insured that Psycho will remain the novvel with which Robert Bloch is … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Current “Crises” in Higher Education

In an op-ed published by the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, James Baar identifies “Four Crises That Dog Higher Education”: 1. Inflation of product cost. 2. Deflation of product value. … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Interview with Sweet Briar Faculty

On March 3 the board of trustees of Sweet Briar College, a small liberal arts college for women in rural Virginia, made the shocking announcement that the school would close … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wisconsin’s Neoliberal Arts

By Elena Levy-Navarro, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater I write this as the state house leaders announce they have reached an agreement over the Wisconsin budget. If it is agreed … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Salaita Accepts Academic Position in American Studies at American University of Beirut

According to the Champaign, Illinois News-Gazette, Steven G. Salaita has accepted a position with the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. See here. Most academics rarely recover from a summary dismissal, … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why “Right to Work” Is an Attack on Free Speech

The US Supreme Court will hear the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, where some anti-union high school teachers are trying to avoid paying an agency fee to the … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Right to Work” Equals “Right to Freeload”

An article on Inside Higher Ed today, on the threat to faculty unions through a case on its way to the Supreme Court, includes this: “If the Supreme Court rules that ‘fair … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Flags and Borderer Culture

Originally posted on One Flew East:
By Donald Lee Pardue (Flickr: Still Waving) [CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons What follows was adapted from my book The Cult of Individualism.…

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

For Students

British scholar Sara Ahmed writes in The New Inquiry (with a slightly earlier and very little different version on her own blog, feministkilljoys) an essay entitled “Against Students.” She starts … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Countering the Corporate Con

The two great parts of American higher education are the students and the faculty. The administrators are only around to facilitate the learning of the former and the teaching and … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

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