Some more news catch-up
January 22, 2009
- “Wake Up and Smell the New Epistemology,” Tim Clydesdale, The Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 23/09): how to teach the value of the intellectual life to the current generation: treat them as colleagues.
- File this under, “the times, they are a’ changin'”: “UNBSU votes against banning Lockheed Martin from job fair,” Joey Coleman, macleans.ca (Jan. 22/09).
- Note to Shawn Graham and his plans for student debt: “U. of California to Consider Covering Tuition for Families Below State’s Median Income,” Josh Keller, The Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 22/09). Meanwhile, according to the Canadian Federation of Students, “Canada Student Loan Debt Surpasses $13 Billion” (Jan. 21/09).
- The strike at York continues into its eleventh week: “Bang heads at York: Premier,” Robert Benzie & Paola Loriggio, thestar.com (Jan. 21/09).Why? “Part-timers key to York stalemate: Bulging ranks of those without tenure, who run over half of undergrad classes, seek job security,” Louise Brown, thestar.com (Jan. 19/09)
- “In Inaugural Address, Obama Vows to Restore ‘Rightful Place’ of Science,” Eric Kelderman, The Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 21/09). Darwin, we missed you.
- Here’s hoping from some trickle-down: “Economy down, university applicants up: Number of applications to Ontario post-secondary institutions nears record levels,” CBC (Jan. 19/09).
- Finally, irritated by catch-phrases? You are not alone: “And the Triteness Award Goes To . . .,” Gene C. Fant Jr., The Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 21/09). It’s a looooong list.