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Two Stories from Oklahoma That Seem to Illustrate Skewed Priorities

The first of these stories, “Gun Activists Lobbhy for Weapons on Campus,” appeared in the Norman Transcript [http://www.normantranscript.com/news/article_52a58aa0-4b3d-11e4-89de-0f889f7b5efd.html]. Gun-rights activists are pushing for legislation that will allow guns to be … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 12-14.

Doctorow, E. L.  Welcome to Hard Times.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. After his discharge from the army, E. L. Doctorow found a job as a script reader at … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Thanks to Diane Ravitch, I read Glen Ford’s July post today, “How to Pay for a Free, Non-Racist Higher Education.” It is certainly worth the look. It starts: Corinthian Colleges … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Embracing” the News from All Sources: Relax, It Won’t Kill You

I have a good friend who listens to Rush Limbaugh every day for too long.  Of course some of us would say that to meet this limit should not take … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Salaita Speaks!

It’s 6:50 in the evening on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The 7:00 event start time at Columbia College Chicago draws near. The lecture hall is filling up rapidly. The star attraction has … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

U. Illinois chancellor earns mega-correction for duplicate publication

Originally posted on Retraction Watch:
Phyllis Wise, via University of Illinois Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois and an obstetrics researcher, has called for a massive correction…

October 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

It’s Not All About Salaita…

…certainly not about the content of his tweets or of his character. Among other things, it’s about whether or not being scheduled to teach with students actually enrolled constitutes “hiring.” … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

unCommon News (October, 2014)

 If you are unable to view the images in this newsletter, click here. unCommon News (October, 2014) A crowd-powered newsletter for a writing-centered community Dear Friends, Welcome new readers! Bienvenido Spain! Välkommen … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

2015 Digital Writing Tools for Global Citizens Conference

2015 Digital Writing Tools for Global Citizens Program for January 16, 2015 Time Presenter Short Bio Presentation Title 8:00-8:15 Introduction 8:15-9:00 Chris Anson Director, Campus Writing and Speaking Program, North … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fallout From Salaita: Taner Akcam Cancels Visit

This comes from Days and Memories: A blog of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Earlier this year, I invited Professor Taner Akçam to … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment
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