March 12, 2009
- Creso M. Sá, “Getting it ‘just right’: What’s the right combination of values for universities as they adapt to changing social, economic, and political circumstances?” (Rev. of Debora Rhode. In Pursuit of Knowledge: Scholars, Status and Academic Culture. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006. Mary Burgan. Whatever Happened to the Faculty: Drift and Decision in Higher Education. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.) Academic Matters (Mar. 12/09).
- Richard Girard and Erika Shaker, “Bottled up or tapped out: Where have all the water fountains gone?: Water fountains are disappearing on university campuses. Richard Girard and Erika Shaker trace how this is yet another example of the way commercialization and privatization realigns and redefines priorities in our universities.” Academic Matters (Mar. 12/09): now that you mention it, there are fewer water fountains around …
- “Universities compete for head counts: Demographic shifts create enrolment challenges for N.B. universities,” Nick Moore, Times & Transcript (Mar. 12/09, A6).
- “UNBSJ vice-president taking Saint John’s show on road: Visit: Robert MacKinnon will talk to the business community of Atlanta about the ins and outs of our industrial city,” Sandra Davis, Telegraph Journal (Mar. 11/09, C4).
- “Small classes won’t count, says provost,” University of Waterloo Daily Bulletin (Mar. 11/09): no more small classes for U of Waterloo indergrads. Aren’t you glad you’re at UNB?
- “Universities promised stimulus flexibility,” Brian Laghi, Elizabeth Church, and Oliver Moore, Globe and Mail (Mar. 11/09): “My research and development includes humanities,” [Industry Minister Tony] Clement told reporters. As long as it’s “shovel-ready,” presumably.
- “Deadline coming for crumbling colleges, universities: Federal fund about to end: Minister,” Mike De Souza, Ottawa Citizen (Mar. 9/09): “After its ideological cuts in culture, now we see the Conservative government taking on university research, by favouring scholarships for research in business, and abandoning the rest of social sciences,” [Bloc Quebecois house leader Pierre] Paquette said.
- “Memorial University committee asks N.L. gov’t to give up role in president search,” The Canadian Press (Mar. 11/09)
- “Memorial University lacks independence, report says,” Elizabeth Church, Globe and Mail (Mar. 11/09).
- “Board of Regents’ report on autonomy released,” Memorial University (Mar. 10/09).
- “Get out of presidential search completely, MUN tells government,” CBCnews.ca (Mar. 10/09).
- “UNB Presidential search progresses,” Hilary Paige Smith, The Brunswickan (Mar. 10/09).
- Robin Wilson, “Social Change Tops Classic Books in Professors’ Teaching Priorities,” The Chronicle (Mar. 5/09).
- Chip Martin, “UWO staff demand other cuts before layoffs to cover shortfall: Investment practices come under fire,” The London Free Press (Mar. 4/09): UWO community says invest in people, not buildings. How refreshing.
- Marc Bousquet, “Set Your Tivo for Emmy-Winning ‘Breaking Bad‘” The Chronicle Review: Brainstorm (Mar. 2/09): on “managed professionalism” and the proletarianization of white collar workers.
- Paul Wells, “Thinking our way out of the recession: Digging holes and filling them back in won’t work. Growth requires investment in ideas,” Macleans.ca (Mar. 2/09) : with the best accompanying photo ever.
- “Why business needs the arts,” Ray Pennings, Telegraph Journal (Feb. 28/09, A9).