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October 2011 Blog Posts (16)

College Web sites to post cost calculators for prospective students

This weekend, the true price of college will be…


Added by Paul Geller on October 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

$1 Trillion Debt

$1 trillion in student loan debt sparks furor




Three years after the housing-market meltdown, a college education may be the next part of the American Dream to turn into a nightmare.

For the…


Added by Jon Berk on October 23, 2011 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Keep government out of college classrooms.

By Jack E. Davis, special to the Times 

In Print: Wednesday, October 19, 2011



Some of my colleagues at the University of Florida believe the right-wing attack on higher education and the humanities is another strategy, like gerrymandering voter districts, to weaken the left. Universities, after all, are allegedly bastions of liberalism, and the humanities a cesspool of radical…


Added by Paul Geller on October 19, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments

University Salaries Exposed!

Scott posts university salaries online


THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, October 18, 2011..........Amidst a push to reform higher education, Gov. Rick Scott has posted the salaries of all state university employees online, prompting pushback from faculty. 

The salary information for all 11 state universities was already publicly available, but Scott's office last…


Added by Steve Arnowitz on October 18, 2011 at 8:42pm — No Comments


 Experts tackle higher ed issues.


By Corinne Burgermeister

 Published: Friday, October 14, 2011…


Added by Innovation Director on October 15, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Professor Reviews should be public.

Source: Nevadasagebrush.com


While the University administration claims to hold students’ class evaluations in high regard, it does little to enforce that mantra.

Hiding behind Nevada System of Higher Education code that can be changed easily, the university refuses to publish data about professors accumulated from student evaluations — citing reasons such as professor privacy and keeping students from enrolling in classes because they’re “easy.”

If student…


Added by Faculty Row Alerts on October 14, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Occupy Wall Street X 2

Several of the responses from Faculty Row members to the Occupy Wall Street posts have expressed concern about the movement lacking organization, lacking leadership, and lacking focus.  As I remember the anti-war movement and the civil rights movement in the '60's, they began the same way, but did eventually get organized and become effective.  If the media had been as quick to get on the street with the protesters at that time, they would have seen the same kind of lack of understanding of the… Continue

Added by Gary M. Guinn on October 11, 2011 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Hundreds of profs sign support for protestors

By Sammy RothLillian Chen, and Margaret Mattes

Columbia Daily Spectator

Published October 11, 2011


Almost 350 Columbia professors have signed a petition supporting the …


Added by Jon Berk on October 11, 2011 at 2:54pm — No Comments

The American Dream

I was reading this article on Huffington post a few moments ago, thought I'd share-


No facet of our country's immigration debate is more heartless or economically foolish than our failure to support undocumented children who have grown up on American soil. These young people have gone to school alongside their native-born peers and in many cases have shown themselves to be outstanding scholars, athletes and entrepreneurs. And yet when they graduate from high school, they…


Added by Paul Geller on October 7, 2011 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Wall Street Protest

Thank you to all of those attempting to restore democracy to a country that has deviated from one person/one vote to one dollar/one vote.


Jeff Levy

Added by Jeffrey C. Levy, Ph.D. on October 6, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Protests a Response to Failed Policies

I'm very sympathetic to the protests.  The corporate bailouts of the Bush and Obama administrations had nothing to do with any idea of a free market.  The policies of Obama and that Wall Street shill Geithner have a lot to do with the bubbling up of popular protests I think.  Would that the President would have appointed someone like Paul Volcker instead! 

Added by Philip J. Harold on October 6, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments


What are the issues that these folks are protesting about?  Have any of them ever taken an economics class?  I have to wonder the same about all of their cheerleaders, as well.  Honestly, I think this is all a bunch of silliness from a group of kids who decided they got tired of going to class and doing their homework--and BTW, just exactly how many of them are actually paying their own way through school?

Added by Lyone Fein on October 5, 2011 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Occupying Wall Street

This is an exciting time for those of us who lived through the Sixties and have been looking for some sign of life among student activists ever since.  If the college generation seems to have swallowed the party line on the wars in the Middle East and done very little to resist them, at least they are being motivated by one of the most glaring economic problems we face.  I say more power to them.  And to all of us.

Added by Gary M. Guinn on October 5, 2011 at 1:03pm — 24 Comments

SAT Scandal Raises Questions About High School Pressure

SAT Scandal 2011


Source: Neontommy.com

Harris Mayersohn | September 28, 2011

Staff Contributor 


Sam Eshaghoff, a 19-year-old sophomore at Emory University, was arrested for allegedly accepting cash payments to take the SAT for six students at his alma mater, Great… Continue

Added by Faculty Row Alerts on October 4, 2011 at 2:37pm — No Comments

US court will not order new trial for professor

Source: Associated Press


Professor Convicted


The US Supreme Court will not order a new trial for a university professor convicted of giving foreigners access to sensitive data on military unmanned drones.

The high court on Monday…


Added by Paul Geller on October 4, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

University Professor Censored Over… ‘Firefly’ Poster?

Source: Bighollywood.com

by Adam Baldwin and Liberty Chick


University Professor Censored Over...'Firefly' Poster?


The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is one of America’s most sacred freedoms and our…


Added by Jon Berk on October 4, 2011 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

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