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Rich Vedder on the Overproduction of Advanced Degrees

Jan 07, 2011 by George Leef |

At The Chronicle's Innovations blog, Rich Vedder discusses the overproduction of advanced degrees in the U.S. 

Where Did Those Mushy “No Labels” Ideas Come From?

Jan 07, 2011 by George Leef |

In this sharp essay, Mary Grabar links the intellectually mushy "No Labels" movement to academic fads that decried logic and debate as just bad male habits.

Faculty Productivity

Jan 07, 2011 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Duke Cheston writes about his findings regarding the UNC political science department. Have tenured faculty engaged in some successful "rent seeking" to reduce the amount of teaching time they…

Duked Out

Jan 06, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Duke history Professor Peter Wood, not to be confused with NAS's president of the same name. seems to use the classroom to malign the character of students, lacrosse players in particular. Nevertheless, the American Historical…

Introducing Inside Academia: The Bloggingheads of Education

Jan 06, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Blogger is thrilled about the launch of Inside Academia.

Stan Rothman: A Tribute

Jan 06, 2011 by Steve Balch |

Remembering a great social scientist, defender of reason, and friend.

Collegiate Press Roundup 1-6-11

Jan 06, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Back from semester break, student journalists have a look at prospects for the 2012 election, the need for increased campus activism and the influence of Wikileaks.


Jan 06, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Boredom shouldn’t be able to find an inch of space in college classrooms, but, says Peter Wood, we have welcomed it in.

$200K in Debt for Her BA in Sociology

Jan 05, 2011 by George Leef |

Kelli Space is a poster child for the damage done by our college degree mania, fueled by easy federal money .

Get Smart, Get NASNET

Jan 05, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

NASNET is the free moderated email list hosted by the National Association of Scholars. Think of it as a butterfly net we use to scoop up lots of interesting finds and pass them on to you.

10 Random Thoughts for the New Year

Jan 05, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

Ponderings and proposals for higher ed in 2011.

Not a Coincidence

Jan 04, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

A veteran of many faculty searches thinks it's more than plausible -- having experienced first-hand the heavy breathing of administrators determined to "diversify" the faculty -- that minority hires have been given a lower…

The Box

Jan 04, 2011 by David Clemens |

Excited to receive the shipment from Dan Wyman Books, I ripped open the box only to feel revulsion.  Inside were old books related to the Holocaust and those who would deny its existence.

Surfeits of Certitude

Jan 04, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Should we approach higher education with more skepticism?

Arizona Embraces K-12 “Ignorance”

Jan 03, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

We thought it was reason to celebrate when Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed HB 2281 into law, mercifully eliminating a Chicano Studies curriculum - La Raza Studies, as it was also called. Today however, one of the regular "brainstormers"…

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