- “The Universities in Trouble,” Andrew Delbanco, New York Review of Books 56.8 (May 14/09).
- “A Tradition of Banality,” Don Troop, Chronicle of Higher Education (May 1/09): about a database of college and university mottos:
“The worst are the clichés. [Founder Rick Bailey] cites the classic groaner, ‘A Tradition of Excellence,’ which shows up six times in the database.”
Don’t get me started.
- “In the Hot Seat: Singled out by state lawmakers as expendable, a sociologist defends her research and teaching on sexuality,” Mindy Stombler, Chronicle of Higher Education (May 1/09): a singular example of media hysteria.
- “UQÀM strike ends,” CBC.ca (Apr. 27/09): inspirational: 145 new hires promised, and an not-insignificant wage increase.
- “Bachelor’s Degree Recipients Continue to Outearn Others, U.S. Census Reports,” David Shieh, Chronicle of Higher Education (Apr. 27/09).
- “Two thirds of Canadians concerned about research funding cuts: Poll,” CAUT News (April/09)
Gender, tenure, and promotion: still an issue, despite what some say:
- “Not Moving On Up: Why Women Get Stuck at Associate Professor,” Audrey Williams June, Chronicle of Higher Education (Apr. 27/09).
- “‘Standing Still’ as Associate Profs,” Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed (Apr. 27/09).
- “The Gender of Tenure,” John L. Jackson, Jr., The Chronicle Review (Apr. 23/09).
- “Is Tenure a Trap for Women?: Not if the tenure system is adapted to suit the modern realities of professors’ lives,” Mary Ann Mason, Chronicle Careers (Apr. 22/09).