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Maximizing Buzzword Compliance

From a "sponsor message" sent to me by the Chronicle of Higher Education "on behalf of Campus Management": Institutions are facing a convergence of forces that, combined with an outdated technology infrastructure, have created the need for a new approach in education technology: the On Demand Model for Higher Education. Discover the cornerstones of this […]

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/11/14

George Curme, 21st-Century Grammarian – Lingua Franca – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 11, 2014 Blogging Pompeii: News: Ministerial comments on the state...Show More Summary

Here's How Much Each Ivy League University President Makes In A Year

Columbia University president Lee C. Bollinger is the highest paid president in the Ivy League, according to data compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Bollinger made $3,389,917 in 2012, the most recent year that financial documents are available for nonprofit institutions. Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/05/14

How to read (or over-read) an ancient monument | Monuments of Roman Greece — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 5, 2014 #classcon How to Be Intoxicated – Special Reports – The Chronicle of Higher Education More Summary

The $7 Million University President

In a recent article about Shirley Jackson, the president since 1999 of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) -- a private university located in Troy, New York -- the Chronicle of Higher Education revealed that, in 2012 (the latest year for which statistics are available), she received over $7 million from that institution. Show More Summary

Three dozen presidents of private colleges make more than $1 million

The Chronicle of Higher Education just released its annual ranking of the highest paid presidents of private colleges, finding that 36 of those leaders earned more than $1 million in 2012. The median president made nearly $400,000. The...Show More Summary

The surprising top 10 highest paid private college presidents

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual list of the best compensated private college and university presidents has just come out with the latest data, for 2012, and the people on it may surprise you. According to the Chronicle, 36 presidents of private institutions of higher learning earned more than $1 million in 2012, though the […]

Highest-Paid Private College President Made $7.1M

Being president of Rensselear Polytechnic Institute paid more than 15 times as much as being president of the United States in 2012, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education 's latest pay survey. Shirley Ann Jackson's total compensation added up to $7,143,312 for the year, millions more than...

Tamir Rice and Michael Brown didn’t deserve to die

Writing about how “in America, black children don’t get to be children,”  Stacey Patton, a senior enterprise reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education, broke my heart in one paragraph. Not because I was shocked by what she wrote, but because I know she is right. America does not extend the fundamental elements of childhood to black […]

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Business Insider, The Best Law Schools In America Business Insider, Law School Is Still Worth It Even If You Don't Get Into Harvard Or Yale Chronicle of Higher Education, Making Law School a Place for People Who Know What They Want to Do Barbara Glesner Fines (Missouri-Kansas City), The Power...

The Humanities Are Ruining Neuroscience

Photo illustration by Andrea Levy for The Chronicle Review Inflammatory title, isn't it. Puzzled by how it could possibly happen? Then read on!A few days ago, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a piece called Neuroscience Is Ruining the Humanities. Show More Summary

A Third Wave?

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (via the always-excellent Mind Hacks) argues cogently that as a new torrent of data about the brain looms, we need to ensure that it is balanced by a corresponding development in theory. That must surely be right: but I wonder whether the torrent of new information is […]

Spike activity 14-11-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The Chronicle of Higher Education has an excellent piece arguing for more focus on developing good theories of the brain amid the cascade of cash for neuroscience methods. Moving Beyond Left Brain, Right Brain, Neuroskeptic goes in-depth with Michael Corballis. More neuronerd goodness from […]

The Forever Professors: Academics Who Don’t Retire Are Greedy, Selfish, and Bad For Students

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Forever Professors: Academics Who Don’t Retire Are Greedy, Selfish, and Bad For Students, by Laurie Fendrich (Hofstra): The 1994 law ending mandatory retirement at age 70 for university professors substantially mitigated the problem of age discrimination within universities. But out of this law a vexing...

Important Question: Which Marvel Superhero Could Run a University?

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Seriously, the Chronicle of Higher Education is wondering. Which one of these characters, who tend t0 be great at stopping evil plans to take over the world but aren't really the most stable otherwise, would you entrust with undergraduate and graduate education? Read more...

Science Communication

There’s an interesting article on Dan Kahan in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education. Kahan, for those who don’t know, is the current guru of science communication. His updating of the work of Mary Douglas is valuable; I always liked Douglas even though I found her politics unappealing. Show More Summary

Brands of nonsense

That’s the title of a piece of mine the Chronicle of Higher Education ran a little while ago. It’s paywalled but they have graciously given me permission to republish it here. A little while ago, the University of Warwick was in the news for all the wrong reasons. Its longstanding legal firm, SGH Martineau, put […]

USC Prof: BuzzFeed -- The Next Scholarly Frontier?

Chronicle of Higher Education: Why One Professor Thinks Academics Should Write ‘BuzzFeed-Style Scholarship’: Mark Marino wants to shake up academic publishing. To declare his intentions, the associate professor of writing at the University of Southern California chose a format both fitting and provocative: a BuzzFeed listicle. Posted on Thursday, Mr....

President of Macalester College Calls for University of North Carolina to Lose its Accreditation Over Academic Fraud Scandal

Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: UNC-Chapel Hill Should Lose Accreditation, by Brian Rosenberg (President, Macalester College): The revelations from the report on the academic-fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been startling: More than 3,000 students over a period of 18 years were awarded grades...

Campuses Keep Coming Up With More Reasons to Censor Christians

The brazen intellectual bankruptcy of campus censorship never fails to impress. Yesterday, the Chronicle of Higher Education was the latest prestige publication to cover the California State University system's mass-scale de-recognition of so-called "exclusionary" Christian groups.

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