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Against all advice

I read a lot of advice for early career academics. Much of it is similar: focus on your research, publish a lot (with an eye to metrics), be prepared to move universities and countries to further your career (or even get a foot in the door), align yourself with institutional values and priorities, develop your personal brand. 683 more words

Academic Careers

On Randa Jarrar, Twitter, Academia & Free Speech

Recently, Randa Jarrar has come under fire for intemperate comments she made on Twitter following the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush.  The author, a creative writing professor at Fresno State, referred to Bush as “an amazing racist” and expressed happiness about her passing, among other comments.  390 more words


Editorial: PSU affair raises questions of academic freedom

People worried about what they see as an increasingly hostile attitude toward unconventional opinions and viewpoints on college campuses may want to keep an eye on an affair unfolding at Portland State University. 46 more words


Making Academia Matter Again

April 19, 2018

Making Academia Matter Again

by  Abraham Loeb


Academics can no longer afford to pat themselves on the back and celebrate their own privileges. 849 more words


Artists Respond: On Art, Censorship and Curation

Many artists who are connected in various ways with the ongoing dispute believe the university’s removal of the campus artworks to be censorship of the worst order. 803 more words

Free Speech on Campus

By Grace Karram Stephenson

Across North America free speech controversies have led to protests, violence and academic censure at universities.  Social media has become the new staging ground for debates, creating insurmountable distance between the central players and their followers.  763 more words

CIHE Events

Freedom, equality, choice and China

By Rob Cuthbert

The Annual Conference of the Centre for Global Higher Education on 11 April was enough to reassure anyone that research into HE is in rude health. 708 more words