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Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2009 by Peter Wood |

A New Jersey school teacher says there is "no conclusive evidence that the first Thanksgiving happened."

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New AQ: Academic Revisionisms

Nov 24, 2009 by Peter Wood |

The best issue ever of Academic Questions (vol. 22, no. 4) is hot off the press and in the mail to our members. The National Association of Scholars is revising itself too. Now is the moment to join us.

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Tolerance and Terrorism at Queens College

Nov 23, 2009 by Mitchell Langbert |

Jeff Wiesenfeld, trustee of the City University of New York, has written a letter to the New York Post concerning an alleged terrorist's appearing as a speaker at Queens College (h/t Sharad Karkhanis).  The PostContinue Reading | 5 Comments >

Dispositions Back in the News

Nov 23, 2009 by King Banaian |

Katherine Kersten brings back an old topic on this blog: dispositions theory in education. There's a new design of teacher education at the University of Minnesota, she says:

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SLO Challenge Goes to PERB

Nov 23, 2009 by David Clemens |

The November-December issue of CCA Advocate contains a front page story on how Lassen Community College is challenging Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) with the California Public Employment Relations Board:

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Climate Conspiracy: U.K., U.S. “ClimateGates”

Nov 23, 2009 by Jonathan Bean |

My friends at NAS.org have posted on the “Climate Conspiracy” that broke when hackers revealed global warming scientists had apparently manipulated data, organized attacks on skeptics, and much more. Surprise, surprise.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

WaPo Story on Job Market for Recent Grads

Nov 23, 2009 by Ken Daniszewski |

In case you missed it, there was a remarkable story by Eli Saslow in yesterday's Washington Post about the terrible job market facing recent college grads. Saslow's article illustrates the problem as it effects… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Global Warming Debate, Peer Review and University Science

Nov 23, 2009 by Mitchell Langbert |

Dr. Tim Ball has written an article in the November 21 Canada Free Press in which he calls leading climatologists "frauds."  He bases this  on computer-based information obtained by someone who hacked into the East Anglia… Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

The Spirit That Makes a College

Nov 23, 2009 by Ken Daniszewski |

Given the problems facing higher education today, this speech on the purpose of college delivered by Justice Wendell Phillips Stafford at the Sesqui-Centennial of Dartmouth College in 1919 seems as timely as ever. Here is an excerpt:

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Update on Hacker’s Release of Files Suggesting Academic Global Warming Conspiracy

Nov 23, 2009 by Candace de Russy |

Many professors in the humanities and social sciences have been taking heat for years about the quality and integrity - in particular, the tendentiousness - of their research and teaching. But, now, along comes the worldwide… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

California Tuition Turmoil

Nov 23, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Protesters at the University of California have some demands that reflect ignorance of basic economics.

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Teeth-Bared Teachers’ Ed

Nov 23, 2009 by Peter Wood |

The University of Minnesota looks to make race, class, and gender politics the “overarching framework” for teacher education.

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Stories We’re Watching

Nov 23, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Climate conspiracy, teeth-bared teachers’ ed, California tuition turmoil, a punchy professor—it’s been a busy fortnight in higher ed.

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Climate Conspiracy

Nov 23, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Hacked emails show evidence of longstanding scientific misconduct by advocates of global warming theory. This scandal should alter the burden of proof in the global warming debate.

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The True Meaning of Thanksgiving?

Nov 20, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

I subscribe to a sustainability listserv through the University of Chicago. This came in the mail today:  I wonder what it means by "true meaning of Thanksgiving." I wrote to the host of the event and asked for more information… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

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