Day: October 7, 2008

Silliness Reigns

We are working on a re-design for Minding the Campus. One thing we want to fix is the display of reader comment. Letters now run at the bottom of the article being discussed, often a day or two after the article in question. So those who read the article on the day we run it […]

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The Noble Lies Of PC

“..the one aspect of American culture and society most in need of improvement and investment–education–has been greeted by deafening silence on the part of all candidates.” Leon Botstein, president of Bard College in his “charge” to the Class of 2008. Leon forgets to mention that all of today’s presidential candidates, including also-rans, offer detailed prescriptions […]

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How To Make Millions In Academic Administration.

Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State University since October 2007, holds the record for heading the most universities in America. Here’s Gee’s history at the helms of U.S. institutions of higher learning: West Virginia University (1981-1985), University of Colorado-Boulder (1985-1990), a first round at Ohio State (1990-1997), Brown University (1997-2000), Vanderbilt University (2000-2007), and now, […]

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