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Category Archives: research

Ohio State University Seeks to Dramatically Revamp Its Policy on Faculty Intellectual Property Rights

Ohio State University is internally circulating a draft of a new policy on faculty intellectual property rights. The following summary of the main outlines of the lengthy and very detailed … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why Is the Future of the University Never a University?

In August 2014, Graeme Wood wrote an article for The Atlantic titled “The Future of College?” The tease under the headline is: “A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

Moving Tenure

Writing under the pseudonym “Aurora Dagny,” a Canadian activist offers four pieces of advice for those working for any sort of cause: “Embrace humility…. Question yourself as fiercely as you question … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 5 Comments

How Many Moses-es Will It Take to Push Back These Waters?

Several days ago, I did a post on how rising ocean levels will affect Florida. Here is a link to a short but very pointed video on how rising ocean … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Rick Scott, a Political Descendant of Bartleby the Scrivener, Prefers Not to (Talk about It)

Here is a current map of Florida: Here, in contrast is a map of what will be left of Florida if the polar ice caps continue to melt: So the … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Epistocracy– the Alternative to Democracy Being Promoted by Those in Koch-Funded Academic Positions

Here are the opening paragraphs of an article written by Natalie Schulhof for the Fourth Estate, the student newspaper at George Mason University: “Garett Jones, associate economics professor at George … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Three Science Stories Strangely Told

All of these items have been distributed by Business Insider. Let’s start with a story about the unsuccessful attempt by SpaceX to land a rocket on an platform in the … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Are Conservative Academic Centers Thriving?

An article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a conference held at the libertarian Cato Institute promoting a report from the John William Pope Center for Higher Education … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

ASEEES Offers Second, More Detailed Response to Cohen Controversy

The Board of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies on Tuesday released a “detailed clarification” of its controversial decision to reject an offer by Professor Stephen F. … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 5 Comments

Congress Has Progressed from Bringing Nothing to a Vote to Taking Meaningless Votes

This item was distributed by The Hill several days ago, on January 21: NOT A LOAD OF A BALONEY: Senators voted 98-1 that “climate change is real and not a hoax.” I repeat … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 2 Comments
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