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Category Archives: students

Must-See Video: The Yes Men Pose as Members of the Iowa Regents’ Efficiency Review Committee

The Yes Men — whose slogan is “impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them, and otherwise giving journalists excuses to cover important issues” — delivered a satirical speech … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why It’s Gotten Much More Difficult to Discount the Links between Fraternities and Sexual Assaults on Campus

This is a photo of a fraternity on move-in day at Old Dominion University: _________________________ In case this one photo does not seem emblematic to you, this morning the Huffington Post included this … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

The “Good News” on Student Debt Is Not Really All That Good

Writing for the Huffington Post, Shahien Nasiripour reports that “Borrowing for College Is Set to Hit a Five Year Low.” More specifically, for the first time since the 2009-2010 academic … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Recognizing the Limited Scope of the NLRB’s Decision in Northwestern University

Earlier this week, on August 17, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision refusing to assert jurisdiction in the case of the Northwestern University grant-in-aid scholarship football players’ … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Assessment Myth

One of the ways faculty are intimidated and coerced into accepting codified curricula is through the specter of not living up to assessable “outcomes” (I use the scare quotes because … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 9 Comments

News on the Scroll from “Ohio’s Polytechnic University” (aka the University of Akron)

This will be the first in a series of posts taken from the blog of the AAUP chapter at the University of Akron []. That blog provides a chronicle of … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Western Governors University, the “Competency” Model, and the Next Wave of Higher-Ed “Innovation”

Between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. this morning, the Discovery Channel aired the following three 30-minute infomercials:Sexy in Three Weeks!; The Graduate: Learn about Innovative Grad and Undergrad Degrees; and … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Urgent Demand for STEM Graduates Is Dubious

In a post to this blog that I made on June 18, “Why Selecting a College Major Primarily Because of the Employment Outlook in That Field Is a Terrible Idea” … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Updated List of the Institutions on the Department of Education’s Financial Watch List: Part 1


August 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

University Bureaucracy as Organized Crime

Vincent J. Roscigno, a Professor of Sociology at Ohio State University, has published a clever and insightful piece under the above title in the online magazine Counterpunch.  The entire article … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

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