Universities

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Academic Fraud and the Ponzi Scheme of 'Higher Learning': Higher Education in Crisis
DiMaggio, Anthony
Article
2014
It’s sad to say, but U.S. higher education increasingly resembles a pyramid scheme. The schools at the top continue to compete for elite students, by appealing to prospective applicants via the creati...
Affirmative Distraction: Elimination of Affirmative Action at U-Massachusetts: Against The Current vol. 82
Gaytán, Marie Sarita
Article
1999
The west wind has blown east. The elimination of affirmative action in Texas, California, and Washington's public university systems seemed like a phenomenon isolated to highly competitive west-coast ...
American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
Austerity U: Preparing Students for Precarious Lives
Sears, Alan; Cairns, James
Article
2014
Policy-makers are introducing big changes to university systems under the banner of an austerity agenda. Globally common themes in this agenda include rapid increases in tuition fees, new models of u...
Berkeley: The New Student Revolt
Draper, Hal
Book
1965
This story of the “free speech” uprising on the Berkeley campus of the University of California was begun in the conviction that an extraordinary event, in an historical sense, had taken place before ...
Bound By Power: Intended Consequences
Klaehn, Jeffery (ed.)
Book
These essays focus on how power and ideology work within society. Interviews are with Noam Chomsky, Linda McQuaig, Robert Bertuzzi and others. They speak to the issues of the understanding of power an...
Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
CIA Off Campus: Building the Movement Against Agency Recruitment and Research
Mills, Ami Chen
Book
1990
Mills describes campus organizing against the CIA's recruiting and research programs on campus. She also describes how to detect secret CIA activities and how to combat them. She gives voice to the mu...
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on education and children.
The Corporate Stranglehold on Education: Is Higher Education in Need of a Moral Bailout?
Giroux, Henry A.
Article
2009
Rather than challenge the economic irresponsibility, ecological damage, and human suffering, and culture of cruelty unleashed by free market fundamentalism, higher education appears to be one of its s...
The Dangerous Academic is an Extinct Species
Nair, Yasmin
Article
2017
Nair analyzes current academia and the structures in place that prevent academics and students from putting forth ideas that challenge the status quo.
Dark Age Ahead
Jacobs, Jane
Book
2004
A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
Death of the university?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2010
As universities have turned into businesses, so students have turned into consumers. There is, however, a fundamental difference between being a student and being a consumer. Education is not a produc...
A Different Kind of Safe Space
Gup,, Ted
Article
2016
Words are dangerous, but not as dangerous as efforts to suppress them, be it by government or dean -- and certainly not as insidious as self-censorship.
The Dissenting Academy
Roszak, Theodore
Book
...
EducationSources.ca
Website
Web portal with sources of information about education and academia, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and imp...
Flying University: Connexipedia Article
Article
An underground educational enterprise that operated from 1885 to 1905 in Warsaw, the historic Polish capital, then under the control of the Russian Empire, and that was revived between 1977 and 1981 i...
For Reasons of State
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1973
Essays in which Chomsky analyzes the role of the American state and discusses some of the ways in which individuals can respond to its growing power.
Free Speech and Acceptable Truths: Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech
Alumni for Responsible Speech
Article
2008
While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by in...
'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on ...
French Students Speak for Themselves What We Won - and Need: Against The Current vol. 122
Silberstein, Patrick
Article
2006
The following collective interview was conducted for ATC by Patrick Silberstein of Editions Syllepse.
Homeless and Hungry at College: Falling Through the Safety Net
Turl, Adam
Article
2010
With students and their family members losing jobs as tuition increases escalate and social services are cut, more and more students are falling through the tattered social safety net.
Humanism Betrayed: Ideology, and Culture in the Contemporary University
Good, Graham
Book
2001
This book offers a defence of liberal humanism as a philosophy of higher education, particularly in the humanities, against the illiberal trends, political and intellectual, that are currently dominat...
Innovation for What? The Politics of Inequality in Higher Education
Williams, Jeffrey, J.
Article
2016
Williams discusses why American universities' current trend of advocating innovation ends up prioritizing corporate interests over the gola of accessible education.
Just Wait Until I Get Tenure
Yates, Michael D
Article
2017
A Facebook friend, Steven Salaita, recently wrote a post about academe arguing that tenure-track professors are kidding themselves if they say they will become more radical once they get tenure. I agr...
Long Way From Home: The story of the Sixties generation in Canada
Kostash, Myrna
Book
1980
An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circum...
Manifesto of a Tenured Radical
Nelson, Cary
Book
1997
Divided into three parts: "The Politics of English," "The Academy and the Culture Debates," and "Lessons from the Job Wars."
Obsolete Communism: The Left-Wing Alternative
Cohn-Bendit, Daniel; Cohn-Bendit, Gabriel
Book
1968
An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to libera...
Public Universities in Peril: Against The Current vol. 135
Wehrle, Cole
Article
2008
It's hare to imagine that only a year ago the privatization of a public university would emerge as a major political issue in Bloomington, Indiana. That is not to say the topic took the community by s...
Racist Outrage at UMass-Amherst: Against The Current vol. 114
Napalitano, Jeffrey; Leiblum, Mishy; Sered, Barak; Luce, Stephanie
Article
2005
Over the past decade, students around the country have fought a conservative backlash on college campuses that has sought to reverse many gains won in the 1970s and 1980s. Along with attacks on labor...
Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education
Berry, Joe
Book
2005
An organizing handbook for contingent faculty.It examines the situation of adjunct professors in U.S. higher education today and puts forward an agenda around which they can mobilize to transform thei...
Review: Political War Over Palestine: Against The Current vol. 131
Finkel, David
Article
2007
It has become impossible to review titles like these, or discuss the issues they raise, without reference to the rise of an exceptionally vicious campaign against critical activist voices and academic...
SNCC: The New Abolitionists
Zinn, Howard
Book
1964
An account of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
The Socialist Register 1969: Volume6: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1969
Sources.com: Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Website
1977
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and ind...
Student Power and the Canadian Campus
Reid, Tim; Reid, Julyan
Book
1969
A collection of articles about student activism in Canada in the lates 1960s.
The Sussex University Occupation
Article
2013
Interview with Maia Pal during and immediately following the campus occupation against outsoursing at Sussex, England, which was broken up by the police on April 2, 2013.
Ten Days That Shook the University: On the Poverty of Student Life
Article
1966
Published in 1966 at the University of Strasbourg by students of the university and members of the Internationale Situationniste.
Toolkit for a New Canada - 2013 Edition
Article
2013
A pamphlet providing a snapshot of what the contributors, brought together by Canadian Dimensionmagazine, believe are the big issues facing Canada in the second decade of the 21st century. The article...
The University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex
Giroux, Henry A.
Book
2007
Details how two decades of shifts in university funding brought increased intrusions by corporate and military forces onto university. After 9/11, the intelligence agencies pushed campuses to see the ...
The University & the Security State
Gasser, Michael
Article
2014
Gasser examines the implicit political agendas behind the offers of funding given to American universities by the Department of Homeland Security to research the "cognitive science of terrorisim."
Up Against the Ivy Wall
Friedman, Robert
Book
...
War Colleges: The Politics of Militarization and Corporatization in Higher Education
Girous, Henry
Article
2011
One consequence of the increasing militarization of American society can be seen in changes that have taken place in public and higher education. Schools have become the testing grounds for new modes ...
Will Teach for Food
Nelson, Cary (ed.)
Book
1997
17 essays on academic labour in crisis.

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Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries
A Comunidade dos Pa¡ses de L¡ngua Portuguesa - CPLP ‚ o foro multilateral privilegiado para o aprofundamento da amizade m£tua e da coopera‡ao entre os seus membros. Criada em 17 de Julho de 1996, a CPLP goza de personalidade jur¡d...

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Adelphi Recovers "The Long View"
Zaidi, A.S.
1998
IN 1985, PETER Diamandopoulos became Adelphi University's seventh president, ushering in an entire decade of "shock therapy" for the small commuter school on Long Island. Opposition to Diamandopoulos...
Affirmative Action
The New Look
Hacker, Andrew
1989
Affirmative action may be out of favor at the Supreme Court, but it is becoming a stronger force on America's campuses. Until a decade or so ago, questions of ethnicity and equity could be considered ...
After the Arab spring, the struggle continues on a university campus
A dispute between a secular academic and conservative Islamists threatens the peace at a Tunisian university
Brulliard, Karin
2012
A university administrator takes a stand against religious extremism.
En plein essor: Édition 2008 du rapport sur la recherche universitaire et la mobilisation du savoir
2008
Un compte rendu détaillé de la R-D au Canada, plus particulièrement des activités du milieu universitaire.
Free Speech, but Not for All?
Gup, Ted
2017
Just over a century ago, the president of a distinguished college barred the suffragette and human-rights activist Jane Addams from speaking on campus, and suspended a student named Inez Milholland fo...
Momentum: the 2008 report on university research and knowledge mobilization
2008
An in-depth account of Canadian R&D with particular emphasis on research activities of the university sector.
Nation (university)
Wikipedia article
Student nations or simply nations (Latin: natio meaning "being born") are regional corporations of students at a university. Once widespread across Europe in medieval times, they are now largely restr...
Post-Secondary Education Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to post-secondary education in the Sources directory for the media.
Publicity 101 for Colleges
Sources News Release
2009
Q: What's the best way for a college to get continuing media attention? A: By being found in SOURCES, the Media's Guide to Experts and Spokespersons
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Lakeland Environmental and Agricultural Protection Society
Organization profile published 1979
Johnson, Glen
Organization
1979
Lakeland Environmental and Agricultural Protection Society (LEAPS) is largely an umbrella organization, with an initial membership of over 200 people involved in opposing the Cold Lake Oil Sands proje...