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A Different Kind of Score Settling in the #MeToo Age

This article originally appeared here in The American Spectator.

Writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Katrin Schultheiss tells her story about enrolling in a doctoral program where so-called “Professor Famous” was on faculty. 1,268 more words

Arts & Letters

What Affirmative Action Didn't Change | Chronicle of Higher Education

The mass hiring of women into higher education, beginning in the 1970s, is one of the great affirmative-action success stories. Although universities have simultaneously done a remarkably poor job of cultivating, hiring, and promoting scholars of color, and although the natural sciences, economics, and philosophy remain defiantly male, the status of women in higher education has improved dramatically since I entered college as an undergraduate in 1976. 135 more words


Another Brick in the (Ivory) Wall by Natalie Weaver

I have recently read a couple of articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the challenge of working in academia.  One article lamented the paucity of tenure line positions and the great disappointment some ex-academics feel when they finally give up searching for that elusive job, which is actually non-existent.   1,016 more words


Resuscitating a Dying Town

I recently read an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education that focused on life in an area of rural southeast Missouri known as the Bootheel; the piece was grounded in research findings that have connected the dots between education (or the lack thereof) and health. 967 more words

The Rural Poor

A friend of mine recently called my attention to this excellent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, not usually the sort of publication that one associates with societal analysis. 442 more words


The Nonprofit Scam

It’s that time of year again, when nonprofits are beating down doors for end-of-year donations. Some time ago I explained why I no longer contribute to most nonprofits… 375 more words