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10 Weekend Reads

Pour yourself a cup of Joe, settle into your favorite chair, and cozy up with my long form weekend reads. • Capital Man: Thomas Piketty is economics’ biggest sensation. He’s also the field’s fiercest critic (Chronicle of Higher Education)...Show More Summary

If you have to be on alert during all time-outs, when do you pee?

I was browsing the Chronicle of Higher Education job openings today (to stay abreast of competition), and I came across this: Job Title: Timeout Coordinator Job Summary: Serve as the Timeout Coordinator for football and/or basketball events. This position specifically supports the mission of the University and the Department of...

Shorties (Zadie Smith interviewed Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Psychology Behind Misheard Music Lyrics, and more)

Zadie Smith interviewed Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, watch the video. The Chronicle of Higher Education examined the psychology behind misheard music lyrics. SPIN shared an excerpt from the new Alex Chilton biography A Man Called Destruction. St. Vincent visited World Cafe...

On Pullum's 'Undivided...'

Several people have asked for my reactions to Geoffrey Pullum's piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education's Lingua Franca blog in which he claims the US and UK are 'Undivided by a Common Language'. So apologies to the person to whom...Show More Summary

Shane: The True Spirit of Law School Reform

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: The True Spirit of Law-School Reform, by Peter M. Shane (Ohio State): Although a storm of criticism surrounds contemporary legal education, a key group in developing accreditation standards recently responded with welcome caution. The Standards Review Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and...

Condoleezza Rice's 2016 Opportunity

Mary Manjikian wrote a piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education earlier this month discussing her improved career prospects as an expert on Russian affairs, caused by the increasing tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine as well as other geopolitical issues. Show More Summary

(Pay)Rate my Professor

In the wake of the faculty members strike at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), we took a look at the salaries of tenured and non-tenured college instructors, according to data from the Chronicle of Higher Education. In case you...Show More Summary

Classical Archaeology News | Francesca Tronchin on Elvis and Roman Architecture – The Edge of the American West – The Chronicle of Higher Education

@Classical Archaeology News Francesca Tronchin on Elvis and Roman Architecture – The Edge of the American West – The Chronicle … Continue reading »

Don't Be Afraid to Ask

Sometimes, women need to set aside false selflessness. If both blog posts hadn't caught my attention on the same day, I don't think I would have seen the connection. The first, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, noted that female...Show More Summary

"Why It Makes Sense for Students to Grade One Another’s Papers."

A column by Barry Peddycord III at The Chronicle of Higher Education.I — a professor — didn't actually read this column. I only read the headline and glanced at the text, and this one sentence that popped out at me:In its worst incarnation,...Show More Summary

The Upside of the Law School Crisis: Greater Diversity

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: As Law Schools Struggle, Diversity Offers Opportunities, by Aaron N. Taylor (Professor, St. Louis; Assistant Director, Law School Survey of Student Enagement): Legal education has been ground zero for practically all of the major challenges facing higher education: rising tuition, rising student debt, a contracted...

A Question of Mission

The Chronicle discusses a new report: “Labor Intensive or Labor Expensive: Changing Staffing and Compensation Patterns in Higher Education”, detailing the rise of professional administrative positions in American higher education. This...Show More Summary

Secrets From Belfast: a definitive guide to the Troubles (troubled?) oral history project

3 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Beth McMurtrie has published an extensive and well-researched article for The Chronicle of Higher Education. It examines how the Belfast Project oral history project at Boston College was established and how it has fallen apart in recent years following the PSNI’s request for access to the archive (two months after the British government had “given […]

Musings on the "Profession" That Is Academic Labor in the United States Today: The View from La Farine LXXX: January 22, 2014

Looking at the Chronicle of Higher Education at the wave of rage directed against the UC Riverside English Department and then following links, I find worth noting: Post-Academic in New York: There Is No Academic “Profession”: "Unless...Show More Summary

The Chronicle of Higher Education on Distance Education

Today's online issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education has a couple of DE-related articles: ‘U.S. News’ Releases New Rankings of Online Programs Exactly How Many Students Take Online Courses? For that first one, "Only all-online, degree-granting programs in popular...

Book News: Adichie, Tartt Are Finalists For National Book Critic's Circle Awards

3 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: Hilton Als on Amiri Baraka; The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a critical look at the "graying" New York Review of Books; and the best books coming out this week.

GJW: test results still not in

MARK GOODACRE: Skepticism about Jesus' Wife Papyrus in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The article in the CHE is behind a subscription paywall now, but Mark excerpts some of it. Bottom line: we're still waiting for the results of those tests and no one seems to know when they will come in. Show More Summary

Top 10: Salaries of University Presidents in Illinois

The Chronicle of Higher Education put together a list of the highest paid university presidents in the nation. The No. 1 slot resides in Illinois. We've pulled the Top 10 highest paid college presidents in Illinois for today's Top 10 list. Keep this list handy next time you write a tuition check.

A Nation Fails Its Youth When Millions Go to College Presidents, Not Students

A recent report by The Chronicle for Higher Education has found 42 private college presidents made over $1 million in executive pay, up from last year's figure of 36 millionaire presidents. The list was based on 2011 federal tax data from institutions receiving endowments.

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