More than half of all college instructors are now part-time adjuncts, with low pay and no job security. Is the two-tier faculty system harming students, too?
1 A nice, meaty economic history of the martini that includes one of my favorite clips from The Thin Man (you know the one: "The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking."} [The Awl] 2 An anthropologist looks at why humans are hardwired to adore crispy foods. The word is ap ... More >>
The former president of Cooper Union is (for an academic) blasting the current administration's plan to start charging tuition to incoming students--the latest salvo in an increasing controversy over a proposal that has made faculty and students irate. President Emeritus George Campbell Jr., writin ... More >>
But how meaningful are its numbers?
E-Learning is starting to take off at NYC universities, but are all the bugs worked out?
NYU professor Wafaa Bilal has removed a camera he had surgically implanted into the back of his head as an art project. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that his body rejected part of the machinery that was planted between his skull and skin. He didn't need to wait for his body to te ... More >>
All we really need after a breakup is someone to tell us our ex totally sucked and was not worth the time of day anyway, and by the way, so did not deserve anyone remotely as nice and smart and hilarious and good-looking (not to mention talented!) as we are. And, oh yeah, he/she will probably ... More >>
If you want to know more about the whys-and-wherefores of the New School occupation, you can go to the New School in Exile site -- we sent them a note Friday and just got back a press release. NSIE carefully avoids identifying itself with the occupiers, whom they describe as "Situationist-inspired s ... More >>
Under 23-hour lockdown here, an innocent American is a Bush "dark side" legacy
Torture in Manhattan for 28-year-old Muslim American Sayed Fahad Hashmi
In a law professor's debut novel, Homo academicus meets pseudologia fantastica
The new House Majority Leader is not quite the 'reformer' he claims
Can't pay your student loan on time? The fat cats at Sallie Mae are so glad to hear it.
House bill makes largest cuts ever in student aid
Where does African American studies go from here?
Up to your ear$ in $tudent loan$? That'$ good new$ for the bond trader$
NYU confronts its suicide problem with counseling and a questionable questionnaire
Grad school provides exciting new road to poverty
Should Individuals of More Than One Race Be Preferred?
Unequal Protection of the Laws
Israel Sparks Fresh Controversy for a SUNY Womens Studies Conference
The Decline of Higher Ed Under Pataki
A Pataki-Appointed Suny Trustee's Conservative Crusade
SATs, Grade Inflation, and Merit
It Was Hitler Who Outlawed Free Speech
Every School Is Business School
Hunger in Texas and Tennessee
The UAW Organizes Grad Students
Sixteen of the Admitted Blacks Had Lower Scores Than the Rejected Whites