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Hamilton, The Play Has Caused A Boon At Hamilton, The College

Chronicle of Higher Education, Before the Musical, There Was the College: Hamilton, that is. The popularity of the musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton has apparently rubbed off on the liberal-arts college in upstate New York, which has seen applications rise in the past year, says David Wippman, Hamilton’s...

Public College President Salaries, 2015-16

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Chronicle‘s executive-compensation package includes the latest data on more than 1,200 chief executives at more than 600 private colleges from 2008-14 and nearly 250 public universities and systems from 2010-16. Hover over bars to show total compensation as well as pay components including base, bonus...

Haidt and the Culture Wars

The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Can Jonathan Haidt Calm the Culture Wars?" An excerpt: In 2011, during a talk at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Haidt asked the audience of about 1,000 people for a show of hands: How many considered themselves liberals? Eighty percent raised their hands. Show More Summary

How Professors Can Avoid The 'Summer Slump'

Chronicle of Higher Education, More Than a ‘Summer Slump’: How the Loss of Structure Affects Academics: For nine months a year at research universities, instructors and students build communities from a transient group of academics unified by one thing: classes. Professors invest time in students, committees, and teaching; students invest...

The Bret Weinstein-Heather Heying Caper at Evergreen State

Having come to expect lunacy from lefties, I was not dismayed, but entertained, by the absurd bigotry that seeps out of the following passage from this Chronicle of Higher Education piece: Now the couple weighed a new option. A producer...

White House confirms Jerry Falwell Jr. will participate in task force on education reform

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The White House affirmed over the weekend that Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. will participate in a task force on higher education. In January, the son of televangelist Jerry Falwell revealed to The Chronicle that he would lead a White House group that will look at reforming...

An Obama-era rule meant to protect college students is on the chopping block

The US Department of Education appears ready to alter the gainful-employment rule established during the Obama Administration, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. The rule, which aims to hold for-profit and other career-oriented...Show More Summary

Campus climate roundup

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“Explore the unthinkable”: invite a speaker whose message makes you uneasy [Walter M. Kimbrough, Chronicle of Higher Education] “The Pseudo-Science of Microaggressions” [Althea Nagai, National Association of Scholars via George Leef,...Show More Summary

Why Faculty Workshops Should Not Be 'Safe Spaces': Law Profs Need To Be Adversarial (But Not Jerks) Because Of Law Reviews' Lack Of Rigor

Following up on my previous posts (links below): Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: You’re Wrong’: The Case for Confrontation, by Joseph Heath (University of Toronto): I’m starting to think that some of the strange behavior that has been gripping college students in the United States has begun seeping north into...

The over/under on linguistic discovery

Geoff Pullum, "The world's greatest grammarian", Chronicle of Higher Education 4/3/2017 [emphasis added]: We mostly did 11-hour days, starting as soon after 7 a.m. as we could and working till 6 p.m., breaking for a short lunch at 1 p.m. to discuss the morning’s work. Virtually every day we would find over our sandwiches that […]

Wayne State Moves To Fire Five Tenured Faculty Who Have Not Published In Five Years

Following up on last week's post, Wayne State Moves To Fire Five Underperforming Tenured Professors; President Seeks 'Accountability For Individuals And Excellence For The University': Chronicle of Higher Education, Wayne State’s Move to Strip 5 Professors of Tenure Sparks Unease About a Broader Threat: As Wayne State University takes the...

Laura Kipnis’s Battle Against Vulnerability

In 2015, students at Northwestern University responded to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education with a protest march. Some carried mattresses. The author of the article, Laura Kipnis, a tenured faculty member at Northwestern, had gleefully denounced the state of campus sexual politics. Show More Summary

Among the Claremont crowd

(Scott Johnson) We recently posted a link in our Picks to the article the Chronicle of Higher Education article by Jon Baskin on “The academic home of Trumpism,” but I would like to pause over it here. I take it that the “home” referred to in the headline refers to the Claremont Colleges. Show More Summary

5 Critical Skills You Will Need to Hit the Ground Running After College

J OURNALIST AND FORMER EDITOR of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Jeff Selingo has written an insightful and essential guide as to why some people prosper after college and some fail or find themselves underemployed. You need more than a degree. There is Life After College is a book that every student should read—twice. Show More Summary

‘Ask Me’: What LGBTQ College Students Want Their Professors to Know

Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed more than a dozen LGBTQ people to hear more about what keeps them from thriving in college. The post ‘Ask Me’: What LGBTQ College Students Want Their Professors to Know appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Baylor President Says The University Has Done Its Christian Duty

5 months agoSports : Deadspin

Baylor president David Garland spoke to the Chronicle of Higher Education about his school’s ongoing sexual assault scandal. It feels like every week there is a new development that makes Baylor look somehow worse than it already did, but Garland just can’t seem to understand why folks haven’t moved on already. Read more...

“Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry”

From Chronicle of Higher Education: “Changes to voting rules that used to be considered by courts before they could be implemented,” Ms. Duchin says, “are now implemented first and the courts consider them after the fact.” Because of the increase … Continue reading ?

The Great Shame Of Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: 'The Great Shame of Our Profession', by Kevin Birmingham (Instructor, Harvard College Writing Program): [T]o talk about adjuncts is to talk about the centerpiece of higher education. Tenured faculty represent only 17 percent of college instructors. Part-time adjuncts are now the majority of the professoriate...

Jerry Falwell Jr. To Head “Education Reform” Task Force

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Chronicle Of Higher Education reports: Jerry L. Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, has been asked by President Trump to head up a new task force that will identify changes that should be made to the U.S. Department of Education’s policies and procedures, Mr. Show More Summary

Chronicle of Higher Education Pimps ‘Professor’ Obama for Academic Jobs

Obama's lack of accomplishment is always presented by the left as some masterful stroke of strategic genius. The post Chronicle of Higher Education Pimps ‘Professor’ Obama for Academic Jobs appeared first on RedState.

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