Day: June 11, 2013

A Lack of Skepticism on the Higher-Ed Beat

Inside Higher Ed reporter Allie Grasgreen has a piece today lionizing the students who’ve filed Title IX complaints to minimize the already weak due process protections for students accused of sexual assault on campus. (Richard Pérez–Peña covered this exact same topic and in some instances the exact same people, albeit in an even more fawning fashion, a […]

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London’s Three Laws

For forty years I labored in the groves of Academe as professor and dean. Though I learned many lessons in this four decade period, three of them are worth noting. NYU, the place I called academic home, transformed itself from a “commuter school” into a “world class university” with campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai […]

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President Mills, It’s Time to Resign

This week’s Chronicle of Higher Education has a story on diversity in higher education that begins, “Despite decades of antidiscrimination policies and affirmations of equality, there’s still little racial and ethnic diversity at the top at many of the colleges.” And last year, as legal challenges to affirmative action were building, the Board of Directors […]

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