27 mars 2016

Fish Tales

HomeBy Scott McLemee. A celebrity has been defined as somebody who is well-known for being well-known. And by that measure, Gary A. Olson’s Stanley Fish, America's Enfant Terrible: The Authorized Biography (Southern Illinois University Press) is a celebrity biography of sorts. Read more...

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The Myth of the College-Ready Student

HomeBy Byron P. White. Many of us who attended college in years past will recall receiving some such an admonition from a professor or adviser. The message was simple: our job is to give you an opportunity; your job is to take advantage of it. If you don’t, oh, well. Read more...

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Off the Mat and Into the World

HomeBy Karen Costa. I am four months away from completing my 200-hour registered yoga teacher certification. As part of that certification, I am required to complete a 10-hour yoga teaching practicum. Read more...

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Candidates on Campuses

HomeBy Bill Mahon. The college campus phase of the presidential race of 2016 has kicked off as scores of state primaries fill the nation’s calendar. Already you can hear in the background the alumni anger, charges of policy violations and a rush of disgruntled donors for the doors. Read more...

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The Popeye Paradox

HomeBy Denise Anthony. College campuses have been somewhat quieter so far this semester, after a turbulent fall in which many campuses saw student demonstrations for racial justice in higher education. We’ve certainly not seen the end of such protests, however. Read more...

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A Shared Vision for Faculty

HomeBy Adrianna Kezar. For 30 years, critics have proclaimed that the tenure-track and adjunct models of faculty are broken. It is 2016, and we still have a crisis when it comes to how higher education should deal with faculty members and the roles faculty members should play. Read more...

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Learning From a Typewriter?

HomeBy Jared David BerezinLast fall, I brought my 1918 Royal manual typewriter into my Communicating Science to the Public class at MIT. I kept a box over the machine and unveiled it at the start of class as though revealing a new car. Oohs and ahs followed. Read more...

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From Crisis to Composition

HomeBy Jessica Yood. Extravagant cars, illicit affairs, eliminating gluten -- I’ve heard these are good ways to cope with a midlife crisis. But I’m an academic. So I chose to go back to school. Read more...

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Identity and Leadership

HomeBy Seamus Carey. If a college reduces its students to mere statistics, its fundamental purpose will be lost, writes Seamus Carey, who was a candidate to head Mount St. Mary's University before Simon Newman became president. Read more...

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The Art of the Swindle

HomeBy Scott McLemee. You may think of yourself as smart, a good judge of character and destined for a life better than the one you have -- but someone appealing to those feelings can end up with all your money and no known forwarding address. Scott McLemee explains. Read more...

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