Academics increasingly are being targeted by conservative elements.
The growth of insecure faculty members in American higher education has consequences that reach far outside the classroom and far beyond the lives of poorly paid teachers.
The late political philosopher Sheldon Wolin explicated the mechanisms of control and manipulation used by the powerful But those who most need to read his work have been left in darkness by an academy that has turned its back on the oppressed and caters to the elites (Pictured, Wolin and James Baldwin, right) The late political philosopher Sheldon Wolin explicated the mechanisms of control and manipulation used by the powerful).
The spaces of retreat from public life occupy too many institutions of higher education, which have been transformed into dead zones of the imagination mixed with a kind of brutalizing defense of their own decaying postures and search for status and profits.
Professors from major U.S. institutions agreed to write reports promoting the benefits of CO2—and said they did not need to disclose fossil fuel funding.
University campuses are the front line of Palestinian human rights advocacy in the United States, but a new study documents hundreds of cases in which students and scholars have been punished for expressing themselves. Watch the testimony of some of those who have dared to speak out, as they describe the backlash they've faced.
So, former U.S. Representative and current Green Party politician Cynthia McKinney recently accomplished the impressive feat of earning her Ph.D. at Antioch University. So far, so good.
An international team of experts found that of 100 studies published in top-ranking journals in 2008, the results of just 25 percent of social psychology experiments and half of cognitive studies could be replicated in independent trials.
When he was a student in the early 1980s, Emory University English professor Mark Bauerlein and his peers spoke with their professors regularly and at length, knowing “that these moments were the heart of liberal education.” Today, polls show, one-third of students never do so.