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Category Archives: students

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

When Did “Spring Break” Become an Occasion for “Adult” or Family Vacations?

I came across the following list of the “Top Ten Trending Spring Break Destinations.” The folks at Kayak have compiled the list after surveying the number of inquiries made over … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Faculty Coalition against the Exploitation of College Athletes

A group of faculty from across the United States has formed an organization called College Athletes Rights and Empowerment Faculty Coalition (CARE-FC). The group has released a statement. Here are … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Calculating the Odds of Becoming a Professional Athlete

This post has been in my folder of items ready to post for a few days. John Oliver’s extended riff on the topic on tonight’s episode of his weekly HBO … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Perhaps, “Digital Learning Day” Came and Went without Your Noticing, Too

As far as I can determine, Digital Learning Day is an invention of Arne Duncan’s Department of Education. Whether appropriately or ironically, or both, it occurred on Friday, March 13. … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Happy Pi Day!


March 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

2014 Report of the Ohio Student Association

In an earlier post this week, I provided the legislative testimony that was presented by Gavin DeVore Leonard, the Director of One Ohio Now, on the proposed biennial budget for … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Somewhat Different Viewpoint on the Institutional Response to the Racist Exhibitionism at the University of Oklahoma

I was drafting this post before I read John Wilson’s post on the same topic. So I have re-framed this as less of a stand-alone piece and more as a … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 5 Comments

Why Punishing Students for Racism at the University of Oklahoma Is Wrong, and Unconstitutional

University of Oklahoma President David Boren has shut down the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house, ordered students living there to leave, and expelled two students for leading a racist chant. These … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Testimony of the Chancellor of Ohio Board of Regents on the Proposed Appropriations to Higher Education

I am posting this testimony as a companion post to my earlier posting of the testimony of Ohio Conference President, John McNay, to the Ohio Senate Committee responsible for higher-education … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

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