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Academic Fraud and the Ponzi Scheme of 'Higher Learning': Higher Education in Crisis
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
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 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
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
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.)
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.)
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
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...
Connexions Library: Education, Children Focus
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.
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 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
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?
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
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
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...
Father Jimmy: The Life and Times of JImmy Tompkins
Lotz, Jim; Welton, Michael
Flying University: Connexipedia 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
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 (Ulli Diemer)
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
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
The following collective interview was conducted for ATC by Patrick Silberstein of Editions Syllepse.
Homeless and Hungry at College: Falling Through the Safety Net
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
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.
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
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
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...
Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University
Manifesto of a Tenured Radical
Divided into three parts: "The Politics of English," "The Academy and the Culture Debates," and "Lessons from the Job Wars."
The Morning After: Sex, Fear, and Feminism
When Katie Roiphe arrived at Harvard in the fall of 1986, she found that the feminism she had been raised to believe in had been radically transformed. The women's movement, which had once signaled su...
Obsolete Communism: The Left-Wing Alternative
Cohn-Bendit, Daniel; Cohn-Bendit, Gabriel
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...
An open letter from Jewish academics and elders to McGill's administration regarding false allegations of student anti-Semitism
This letter was sent Nov. 13 to Principal Suzanne Fortier, Provost Christopher Manfredi, and Secretariat Board of Governors and Senate Maria Kontzidis.
Out In The World: Gay and Lesbian Life from Buenos Aires to Bangkok
Public Universities in Peril: Against The Current vol. 135
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
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
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
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...
Silent Coup: How the CIA is Welcoming Itself Back Onto American University Campuses
SNCC: The New Abolitionists
An account of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
The Socialist Register 1969: Volume 6: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Sources.com: Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
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
A collection of articles about student activism in Canada in the lates 1960s.
Student Protest: The Student Radical in Search of issues....or, please don't shoot the Piano Player
McGuigan, Gerald F.
The Sussex University Occupation
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
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
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.
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 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
War Colleges: The Politics of Militarization and Corporatization in Higher Education
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.)
17 essays on academic labour in crisis.
Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
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Adelphi Recovers "The Long View"
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...
The New Look
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
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
Un compte rendu détaillé de la R-D au Canada, plus particulièrement des activités du milieu universitaire.
Free Speech, but Not for All?
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...
A Long Eclipse
The Liberal Protestant Establishment and the Canadian University, 1920 - 1970
Momentum: the 2008 report on university research and knowledge mobilization
An in-depth account of Canadian R&D with particular emphasis on research activities of the university sector.
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
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
Save Our Public Universities
In defense of America's best idea
This essay looks at the role of public universities in democratizing diverse and thoughtful thinking, and why the importance of these institutions seems to be getting lost in the aggressive capitalism...
Sources Select Universities, Colleges, and Institutes
Academic experts available to take media calls about their area of expertise.
From the Connexions Archives
Lakeland Environmental and Agricultural Protection Society
Organization profile published 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...