Day: January 9, 2013

Incivility, Persuasion, and Higher Education

Today’s Wall Street Journal has an excellent article by Father John I. Jenkins,  president of the University of Notre Dame, entitled “Persuasion as the Cure for Incivility.” In it, he argues that Americans need to get out of the terrible habit of “arguing” with people who disagree with them by demonizing and vilifying them.  He’s […]

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More Political Turmoil at the University of Virginia

Just when you thought it safe to read about higher education without encountering more toxic fallout from the University of Virginia Board of Visitors’  firing and  forced rehiring of President Teresa Sullivan last June, there is now more such fallout. In early December, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), dissatisfied […]

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