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Pas Possible: Discrimination - Against Girls?

Dec 15, 2009 by Candace de Russy |

Kudos to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for raising an issue that the higher education establishment would rather keep buried. The commission's latest inquiry involves suspected gender discrimination on campuses,… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

The Philomath Speaks: An Interview with Anu Garg

Dec 15, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

"Words are like air — they are all around us even though we can't see them, and they are just as essential," says Anu Garg, creator of Wordsmith.org.

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Guided by a Red Star: Ed Schools Bring Frankincense to the Cradle of Marxism

Dec 15, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

A journal of Marxism and critical pedagogy erodes the distinction between classrooms and class struggle.

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Businesses Move From Greenwashing to Sincerity, Business Schools Adapt

Dec 14, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

The Financial Times has an article on how corporations, which formerly touted their commitment to the environment as a marketing ploy, now really believe in the eco-cause. More and more business schools have "infused"… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Changing the Norms: Sustainability at Penn State

Dec 14, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Advocacy - insisting on a certain point of view and suppressing those who dissent - seems to have been the motive behind Michael Mann’s troubling emails. Will Penn State, so nurtured in sustainability, give him a fair investigation?

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On Advocacy in the Classroom

Dec 11, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

A blog on Inside Higher Ed that I pay attention to, Getting to Green, has an interesting discussion about advocacy intruding on higher education. Note that the Getting to Green blogger writes under a pseudonym… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Bias Against Southern Scholarship?

Dec 11, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed (subscription required) highlights the Abbeville Institute, which is "an association of scholars in higher education devoted to a critical study of what is true and valuable… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

“Diversity” Infection Spreading to Med Schools

Dec 11, 2009 by George Leef |

The mania over "diversity" (that is, preferences for certain people whose ancestry puts them into an "underrepresented" category) has swept through most of American higher education. It's bad enough when, say, English departments… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Exposed! NAS’s Secret Membership Drive

Dec 11, 2009 by Peter Wood |

Time to get the word out about opening our membership "to those who are not in the academic world but care about the future of higher education."

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Faculty Member to Administrator Ratio Shrinking at U California

Dec 10, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

From the blog Remaking the University is an interesting article with charts showing the decline in the ratio between ladder rank faculty and senior management staff at the University of California. The decline is happening across… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

IHS Scholarship for Grad Students Exploring Liberty - Deadline Dec. 31

Dec 10, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Our friends at the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) asked us to let our members and readers know about the scholarships (up to $12K!) they award to graduate students through their Humane Studies Fellowship. The deadline to apply… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Googlegate?

Dec 09, 2009 by Glenn Ricketts |

I wonder what’s going on with Google and Climategate?   Specifically, I mean why doesn’t the premier mega-search resource’s suggestion function work when you enter “Climategate?”  … Continue Reading | 4 Comments >

It’s Not a Magical Incantation

Dec 09, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Gary A. Olson of Idaho State University has a good article on "The Limits of Academic Freedom" at the Chronicle of Higher Ed. An excerpt:

One chair described a senior professor who missed a substantial number of… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Top Consideration: Not Education, But Money

Dec 09, 2009 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I write about an enlightening lawsuit involving a demoted dean's allegation that his school deliberately trashed its academic standards to help retain weak students. My argument… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

National Teach-In Calls on Sustainability Partners to Help “Hide the Decline”…

Dec 09, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

I got this email from the National Teach-In for Global Warming as part of an "Education for Sustainability" listserv to which I subscribe:

Dear Colleagues and Friends, The hacked e-mails from climate scientists… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >
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