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Merger Mania in Higher Ed?

BY BARRY EISENBERG Guest blogger Barry Eisenberg is associate professor in the State University of New York Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies and a consultant to health-care organizations on strategic planning and governance. He was a hospital executive for twenty years and is coauthor of Mastering Leadership: A Vital Resource for Healthcare Organizations. When…

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Much More on the Koch Centers

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Writing for AlterNet, Alex Kotch explains in great detail “Charles Koch’s Six-Step Guide to Founding a Free-Market Center at Your University.” The article is based on recordings made at a Koch-sponsored conference. Here is a substantial portion of the introductory section of Kotch’s article: “Since 1980, the family foundations of billionaire…

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Ailes’s Name Removed from Ohio U “Newsroom”

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH This is an item from tonight’s CNN Reliable Sources: “No More ‘Ailes Newsroom’ “Breaking news from Athens, OH: ‘Roger Ailes‘ name will be removed from a WOUB newsroom, Ohio University President Roderick McDavis announced” this evening, per the student paper The Post. ‘McDavis gave no exact date for its removal, but the letters of Ailes’ name were…

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Presidential Residences Outside of Ohio, Part 2

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH Emory University Florida State University University of Florida Furman University Gallaudet University George Washington University University of Georgia   Hampton University Harvard University University of Idaho _________________________ Other Posts in This Series: Housing Provided to Public University Presidents in Ohio: https://academeblog.org/2015/12/26/housing-provided-to-public-university-presidents-in-ohio/. Residences of Presidents of public Universities in Ohio: https://academeblog.org/2015/12/26/residences-of-presidents-of-public-universities-in-ohio/. Presidential…

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Corporate Universities Are Shocked To Learn They Have Graduate Student Employees

BY MICHAEL MERANZE The following is reposted with the author’s permission from the Remaking the University blog.  Michael Meranze is Professor of History at UCLA.  As you may know, a 3-1 majority of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Columbia University’s Teaching Assistants (known at Columbia as Instructional Officers) are to be considered “employees” under…

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Student Housing Costs and Corporate Profits

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH According to an article written by Patrick Clark for Bloomberg News, companies that specialize in off-campus student housing have become one of the most profitable investments in the real-estate sector: “Shares in Education Realty Trust, a Memphis-based landlord whose earnings report met Wall Street expectations this morning, are up 54 percent in the past…