Tag Archives: Campuses

Lamar W. Hankins :
The dishonesty of Clemson and its football coach

Not only does coach Dabo Swinney use his personal Christian beliefs to recruit, he also uses religion to manipulate, control, and motivate his players. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | May 4, 2014 For the last half-century, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
The dishonesty of Clemson and its football coach

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METRO | Robust UT-Austin campus coalition fights corporatized ‘shared services’ plan

Event: Stop Shared Services Rally Sponsor: UT Save Our Community Coalition Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Time: Noon Place: South Mall, University of Texas at Austin By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | April 14, 2014 AUSTIN — A … finish reading METRO | Robust UT-Austin campus coalition fights corporatized ‘shared services’ plan

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Israel, Hillel, and Idolatry

Harvard Hillel banned a speech by former Israeli Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg. The spiritual issue: Israel, Hillel, and idolatry The Hillel International prohibitions make the State of Israel, and indeed only one version of it, into an idol. By Rabbi … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Israel, Hillel, and Idolatry

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Bob Feldman : Texas Civil Rights Movement Wins Big Victories, 1954-1973

White and African American students from Austin area colleges sit in at a segregated lunch counter on Congress Avenue in Austin, April 1960 as part of a concerted effort to integrate lunch counters. Image from Austin History Center. The hidden … finish reading Bob Feldman : Texas Civil Rights Movement Wins Big Victories, 1954-1973

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Anne Lewis : UT-Austin Ponders Privatizing Staff

Members of the Make UT Sweatshop-Free Coalition gather at the UT-Austin Tower Wednesday, February 6, to protest the University’s consideration of job privatization for staff members. Photo by David Maly / The Horn.‘Culture war’ at UT-Austin: President Powers considers privatization The … finish reading Anne Lewis : UT-Austin Ponders Privatizing Staff

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Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Supreme Court Case Raises Larger Diversity Issues at UT-Austin

Though the UT-Austin student body is among the most diverse in the country, other related issues plague the school and its history. Photo by Eric Gay / AP / Christian Science Monitor.Supreme Court focus on UTstudent DNA masks pressing issues … finish reading Mercedes Lynn de Uriarte : Supreme Court Case Raises Larger Diversity Issues at UT-Austin

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SPORT / Dave Zirin : The Player’s Tweet that Told the Truth

Cardale Jones’ revealing tweet. Image from BigLeadSports.The smartest, or dumbest, (or maybe smartest)tweet an athlete ever sent We are corrupting these young people by demanding that they become complicit in a sham. By Dave Zirin | The Rag Blog | … finish reading SPORT / Dave Zirin : The Player’s Tweet that Told the Truth

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Ron Jacobs : Back to School in the Twilight of Capitalism

Back to school! Image from Power Line.Back to school in the twilight of capitalism The combination of high costs, a smaller job market, and decreasing financial assistance has made postsecondary education a less-likely choice for many capable potential students. By Ron … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Back to School in the Twilight of Capitalism

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Robert Jensen : Learning to Hate Longhorn Football

Bevo goes to college. Photo by Mose Buchele for KUT News. Inset photo of Texas cheerleader by Donn Jones / AP.Learning to hate Longhorn football Dealing with UT’s jock-obsessed culture is easy — I critique it, without hesitation. Dealing with … finish reading Robert Jensen : Learning to Hate Longhorn Football

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Harry Targ : Fairness in Hypocrisy Valley

Image from Occasional Links and Commentary.Fairness in Hypocrisy Valley Since elections, the public expression of political power, are significantly determined by millionaires, trustees at Hypocrisy Valley usually are the wealthy and powerful. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Harry Targ : Fairness in Hypocrisy Valley

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Harry Targ : Universities and Political Conflict

“The Corporate University.” Graphic from Occasional Links & Commentary. Whose interests do they serve? Universities and political conflict Now, in the midst of a deep economic crisis, political and economic elites are lobbying to create new structures of power in higher … finish reading Harry Targ : Universities and Political Conflict

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Harry Targ : Mitch Daniels, Educator!

All decked out: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels models his new Purdue leather jacket after being named the school’s next president in West Lafayette, Indiana., Thursday, June 21, 2012. Photo by Michael Conroy / AP.Purdue names Mitch Daniels president: The crisis … finish reading Harry Targ : Mitch Daniels, Educator!

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