Day: January 31, 2012

Media “Watchdogs” Foul Up the Mess at Yale

In an ideal world, Richard Perez-Pena and the New York Times would have been subjected to widespread condemnation, even shame, for the character-assassination frame the paper gave to the Patrick Witt story. Kathleen Parker, most prominently, has spoken with moral clarity on the issue, translating the Times argument as, “We don’t know anything, but we’re […]

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The Worst College Professors Ever?

The Chronicle of Higher Education had a cover story last week by Peter Schmidt on Angana P. Chatterji and Richard Shapiro, two anthropology professors at the California Institute of Integral Studies who have been fired, according to the school, because “they had breached student confidence, falsified grades, misapplied funds, and otherwise engaged in unprofessional conduct, generally […]

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