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October 27, 2009
  • TONIGHT:The Debate: U of Have, U of Have Not,” The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO (Oct. 27/09, 8pm EST): “Should Canada have a tiered university system with some institutions concentrating on scientific research and graduate studies and others concentrating on undergraduate studies? Or, is that elitist? And, what’s wrong with elitism anyway? Five university presidents debate their visions of Canada’s university system.”
  • Only English Spoken,” Dan Edelstein, Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 26/09): in defense of studying languages: “How many of our students can imagine not being American? If they can’t, then we must recognize that we have failed to provide them with a genuine liberal education.”
  • Why Faculties Shouldn’t ‘Give Back’ During Negotiations,” Howard Bunsis, Chronicle of Higher Education (Oct. 25/09); reposted by the American Assn. of University Professors: “Recently, the American Association of University Professors adopted a ‘no giveback’ resolution. It states: ‘The sustainable path to higher education’s recovery, and contribution to the nation’s recovery, lies not in further depleting our faculties, the country’s intellectual capital, but in building capacity, reinvesting in faculty and academic professionals, who are essential to increasing student access and success, thereby expanding the nation’s human, cultural, and social capital.'”
  • Mandatory retirement disapproved, loophole closed in federal Act,” Lancaster House: Labour Law On-line (Oct. 25/09): “it is likely only a matter of time before a Charter-based challenge is mounted against the bona fide pension plan exception.”

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