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3rd Centavo ~ Acuña: Academe as a Plantation ~ A False Consciousness

by Rodolfo F. Acuña

The Webster’s dictionary defines a plantation as “a large area of land especially in a hot part of the world where crops (such as cotton) are grown.” However, like every other definition it has many lives. 1,338 more words


Warwick Oral History Network Seminar

Warwick Oral History Network Seminar

‘Voices of the University’: Institutional Histories and Conflicting Communities

Dr Richard Wallace (Warwick)

Voices of the University Project

Wednesday 7 May… 277 more words

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Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom in a hurry

The International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE 2014) that concluded in Riyadh on Friday was the biggest ever event for higher education held in the Kingdom of… 514 more words


Focus on...focus groups

Currently prepping for a focus group with faculty on classroom technology. It’s something that has been long in the coming, but the impetus was feedback from a recent… 378 more words


3rd Centavo: Horatio Alger: The Myth of Public Higher Education

by Rodolfo F. Acuña

The United States is the land of illusions. Like Disneyland, it is more fiction than reality. The American Dream is part of surreal world, constructed as a form of social control that distorts the memory  blinding Americans to the injustices, inequalities and imperfections of American society. 1,253 more words

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Rape investigation botched: more evidence that little was done to investigate Jameis Winston

Going back to football season, I had paid attention to the alleged sexual assault committed by Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston. Something always seemed off about the case. 700 more words


The Semiotics of Academic E-mail Signatures

I feel slightly ridiculous about this fact but I’ve spent the last twenty minutes agonising over how to change my e-mail signature. For a long time I’ve had a pretty simple and self-explanatory e-mail signature: 404 more words