Tag Archives: Higher Education

James McEnteer :
Why Ecuador is choosing to sabotage its
top universities

Above all, it is a move by Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa to consolidate his power. By James McEnteer | The Rag Blog | January 9, 2017 QUITO, Ecuador — On December 13, Ecuador’s National Assembly passed a law compromising the … finish reading James McEnteer :
Why Ecuador is choosing to sabotage its
top universities

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Harry Targ :
The cost-cutting approach to higher education

Though some reform ideas have merit, the real problem is lack of funding from the government. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2015 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels testified March 17, 2015, … finish reading Harry Targ :
The cost-cutting approach to higher education

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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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Harry Targ : STEM and the Tyranny of the Meme

The STEM ‘crisis’ and the ‘fear of falling behind’ meme. The tyranny of the meme: Commies, the arms race, and now STEM The threats of the United States falling behind some fictional adversaries is a similar ‘meme’ to those that … finish reading Harry Targ : STEM and the Tyranny of the Meme

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Robert Jensen : Truce at the UT Factory

East Mall fountain, University of Texas at Austin. Photo by Frank Jaquier / Flickr. With truce at the UT factory, time to face tough choices More than ever we need a university that refuses to serve power and instead focuses … finish reading Robert Jensen : Truce at the UT Factory

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Harry Targ : Academic Freedom and the Mitch Daniels/Howard Zinn Kerfuffle

Political cartoon by Gary Varvel / Indianapolis Star Academic freedom under fire: The Mitch Daniels/Howard Zinn kerfuffle If education at any level is to be shaped by the principle of academic freedom it must encourage student exposure to varieties of … finish reading Harry Targ : Academic Freedom and the Mitch Daniels/Howard Zinn Kerfuffle

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Marjorie Heins’ ‘Priests of Our Democracy’

Priests of Our Democracy:Marjorie Heins on Academic Freedom and the Red Scare of the ’50s “There were only a few exceptions to university collaboration in the Cold War heresy hunt.” — Marjorie Heins By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Marjorie Heins’ ‘Priests of Our Democracy’

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Steve Russell : The Unlikely Story of Dr. Wahoo, Professor Illiniwek, and RGIII

Chief Illiniwok, the long-embattled mascot of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was retired in 2007. Illiniwok was opposed by American Indian groups and others for perpetuating cultural stereotypes. Native American caricatures live on as mascots in Cleveland and Washington, … finish reading Steve Russell : The Unlikely Story of Dr. Wahoo, Professor Illiniwek, and RGIII

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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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Robert Jensen : Jim Koplin: Living Your Life Honestly

James Henry Koplin, 1933-2012. Image from JimKoplin.com.Jim Koplin:Living your life honestly By Robert Jensen | The Rag Blog | January 16, 2013 “Good teaching is living your life honestly in front of students.” I don’t recall exactly when Jim Koplin … finish reading Robert Jensen : Jim Koplin: Living Your Life Honestly

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Harry Targ : In Times Like These

“In Times Like These” performed by Arlo Guthrie.In times like these:Give peace a chance By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / December 19, 2012 In times like these when night surrounds meAnd I am weary and my heart is … finish reading Harry Targ : In Times Like These

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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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