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Category Archives: students

Salaita Academic Freedom Speaking Tour Heading To Chicago!

Professor Steven Salaita, who had been appointed as an associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is planning a five-day speaking tour in Chicago not only to seek … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

The University Campus as Ground Zero for Epidemics

With the recent news that Emory University hospital would be accepting yet another patient infected with the Ebola virus [https://time.com/3306305/emory-university-hospital-will-receive-another-ebola-patient/], the lunatic fringe of the Far Right went into overdrive … Continue reading

September 20, 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

Rotten Teacher’s Apple: The Common Core

In a recent opinion piece by William J. Bennett in the Wall Street Journal, “The Conservative Case for a Common Core,” with an unfortunate double-entendre title that misfires, one statement makes … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

John Oliver Compares Student Debt to an STD

On this past Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” show, John Oliver devoted about two thirds of the show to an extended riff on the student-debt issue. At one point, he compared … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

More “Innovation” from Mitch Daniels

Over the last several weeks, Purdue University has announced that its School of Communications and its College of Technology have received $500,000 grants from President Mitch Daniels for creating, respectively, … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

On Trigger Warnings: I Am Issuing a Sort of Gatling- Gun Salvo of Trigger Warnings Ahead of Your Reading This Post

There is almost no contemporary fiction that I could confidently describe as being universally inoffensive. I mean this without any snideness whatsoever, but I don’t know how English faculty at … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 1 Comment
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