Inductee Bob Knight talks about his career during an induction ceremony into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Bobby Knight on Donald Trump

BY MARTIN KICH This evening, former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight introduced Donald Trump at a rally in Indianapolis. Knight called Trump “the most prepared man in history to step in as president of the United States”–adding for emphasis, “There has never been a presidential candidate prepared to the length that this man is.” As…

Virginia Tech

Real Innovation, Not Corporate Modeling

If your institution has implemented RCM budgeting, you know that one of the main casualties of the model is interdisciplinary studies, especially across colleges. And given that most cutting-edge innovation is coming out of just those kinds of interdisciplinary study, the corporate management model is actually undermining one of the most significant ways in which…

Academic Freedom

Global Survey of Academic Freedom Issues in 2015 [Post 3 of a Series]

  Canada—University of New Brunswick St. Johns Ricardo Duchesne, a sociology professor for more than two decades at the University of New Brunswick Saint Johns, wrote an article “that suggested an increase in Asian immigrants was threatening Canada’s traditional European makeup.” The article received national attention, and Kerry Jang, a faculty member at the University…

EMU Education First

Faculty, Students Urge That EMU Drop Football

Here are the opening paragraphs of an article by Martin Slagter on the Michigan Live website: “Howard Bunsis is keeping the heat on Eastern Michigan University, recommending the school drop Division I football and join the Horizon League. “Bunsis, accounting professor and treasurer of the EMU-AAUP, suggested the university consider making the switch during Friday’s…