02 janvier 2018

Changes, and Not

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Mass killings and normalcy.
We went to a party hosted by some family friends for New Year’s. Most of the adults were our age, give or take, and most of the kids were around our kids’ ages. At one point, the hosting Dad started to do karaoke. More...

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Free College, Philanthropy, and a Program Note

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Every so often I hear a question that makes me wonder why I wasn’t wondering about it already.
We’re getting a new governor shortly. He ran on “free community college,” though it’s still unclear what that will mean in practice. More...

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At Year's End

By Barbara Fister. I browsed through my blog posts to inspire a wrap-up. A lot about social media, fake news, and net neutrality. Some thoughts about libraries and their place in democracy and in higher education. A few book reviews, a few thoughts about scholarly publishing. In other words, yammering about the same things as when I first started blogging here in 2010. More...

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Challenging Our Thinking in 2018 With 'Doughnut Economics’

By Joshua Kim. The value of reading books that clash with what we think we know.
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth. More...

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2017 Books

By Joshua Kim. Thanks to Amazon's monopoly on digital books, creating my list of 2017 nonfiction and fiction titles is simple.  All th​at was involved was going to Your Account > Your Orders, and choosing Digital Orders.
My hope is that one of the last things that you will do in higher education in 2017 is create and share your own reading list, or perhaps share where we have read the same books. More...

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I'm Awesome, and You Probably Are Too

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. A week ago Monday I posted a kind of lament over the person I used to be and the path I once desired – professor of creative writing – and how I’d “failed” to achieve that goal. More...

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Britain May Fine Universities That Limit Free Speech

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Britain plans to create a new government office that will have the authority to fine universities that do not uphold principles of free speech. In a speech Dec. 26, Jo Johnson, the universities minister, said that universities "should be places that open minds, not close them, where ideas can be freely challenged and prejudices exposed. More...

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Cameroon Frees Stony Brook Professor

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Authorities in Cameroon on Dec. 27 freed Patrice Nganang (right), associate professor of literary and cultural theory at Stony Brook University of the State University of New York. Nganang was detained in Cameroon in early December, shortly after publishing a critical article on the country's leaders. More...

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A University's 2018 List of Words to Banish

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Lake Superior State University on New Year's Eve released its 43nd annual "List of Words Banished From the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness." The university collects nominations all year on a Facebook page and releases the word to honor the new year. The word cloud is from the university, showing some of the previously banned words. Previous lists and more information about the project may be found here. More...

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Appeals Court Rejects Trump's Travel Ban

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Dec. 22 that the latest version of President Trump's travel ban illegally exceeds presidential authority. The unanimous ruling is another victory for critics of the travel ban, many of them educators concerned about international students and researchers. But the ruling will not have an immediate impact. The U.S. Supreme Court this month allowed the ban to go into effect, pending its own possible review of the ban. More...

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