Day: March 11, 2009

Endowments Are Still Massive–So Spend

Many people think the colleges and universities are overreacting to the sharp drop in their endowments. Lynne Munson, former deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is one of these critics. In a letter (subscription only) to the Chronicle of Higher Education, she argues that higher ed endowments haven’t lost much value if […]

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Quiz Time

A new book of essays, Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University (SUNY, 2009), celebrates the current president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The book’s cover says, “This collection brings together distinguished and rising cultural studies scholars to explore the ways in which Cary Nelson’s work unites scholarship and activism, demonstrating […]

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The Rise Of The Economics Major

This piece was co-authored by Maurice Black With the global economy enduring its worst downturn in decades, a nervous public anxious to know what might happen next, and economics professors becoming media celebrities in their own right, it’s no surprise that more college students are gravitating toward economics classes. The Oberlin College economics department reports […]

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