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Doxxing: The Sequel

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On March 19, 2015, I published a post about doxxing, generally known as one party’s publishing on the internet documents containing personal information about another party.…

March 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Request for Support from the Graduate Student Union at York University

We received this request by e-mail. I don’t know any of the specifics of this labor impasse, but it does not seem as if the graduate-student union is asking for … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Centennial Speakers Series at Wright State University: 6. Hank Reichman

March 22, 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

Safety, Secrecy and Security

If college campuses are to be safe spaces, the goal needs to be to make them safe for everyone—even faculty. With tenure reduced and enfeebled and secret investigations commonplace, I … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 39-40.

  McMurtry, Larry.  Lonesome Dove.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. One of the most prolific American novelists of the postwar period, Larry McMurtry has explored the history and culture … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Are Colleges and Universities the New Version of the Family Farm?

In the post that I made yesterday to this blog, “Why Is the Future of the University Never a University?,” I included the following observation: “All realms of human endeavor … Continue reading

March 21, 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

Pivoting is hard to do.

Usually, I save everything I write about subjects like tenure for the blog that you’re reading now.  After all, I’m in the AAUP and even if you’re not (and you … 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
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