Around and about
February 6, 2009
- File this under “sore loser”: Republican Illinois State Sen. Larry Bomke has proposed a bill to ban public universities from employing anyone who was involved in groups that committed violent acts against the U.S. government. Let’s see, that would be William Ayers and … well … William Ayers (here and here, via here).
- File this under “been there, done that”: “Lawmakers Setting U. of Alaska’s Budget Take Issue With Faculty Views,” Eric Kelderman, Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 5/09).
- File this under plus ça change: “The Adjunct Track:Let’s Talk Equity — Later: When will we realize it’s time to take advantage of the economic turmoil and restructure the faculty labor system?” Steve Street, Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 14/09).
- The agreement between CUPE 3903 and the York U. administration has been ratified.
- Downturn in Federal research funding in the U.S.
- But the general public seems to believe that funding education is the way out of the recession.
- Lots of discussion about whether or not to boycott Israeli academic institutions in response to the situation in Gaza. Meanwhile, all five universities in Gaza are closed.
- Stanley Fish in the New York Times: “The Last Professor“: maybe we are dinosaurs.
- “Lawsuit Accuses U. of Phoenix of Protecting Its Default Rate at Students’ Expense.” The U. of Phoenix, you may remember, dear reader, owns Fredericton’s new Meritus U.
- And remember: just say “no!” to the interwebs.