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Bias Expected, Evidence Optional for NYU Professor

Sunday, Nov, 21 at 2:32 pm,

An audience of 40 journalism students and die-hard fans packed the TV studio at New York University's Carter Journalism Institute on Wednesday, November 3. Visibly excited to meet cartoon journalist Joe Sacco after a discussion of his work with NYU's Middle East professor Zachary Lockman, a number of students arrived early to get their copies of Sacco's new graphic novel, Footnotes in Gaza, and his older work, Palestine, autographed.

A Glimpse of Culture Change at Princeton

Thursday, Nov, 18 at 12:01 pm,

Ashley Thorne – Princeton's sustainability open house confirmed that "it's about changing habits." Yesterday I popped over to the university to check out Princeton’s Sustainability Open House. I figured it’s always good to keep an eye on happenings in your backyard.

The Canonical Alfred Hitchcock

Wednesday, Nov, 17 at 12:08 pm,

Michael Lewis – A case for why Alfred Hitchcock and his films deserve to be studied in college classrooms, this article will appear in the "Popular Culture and the Academy" issue of Academic Questions (vol. 23, no. 4).

'Defend the Humanities' – a Dishonest Slogan

Tuesday, Nov, 16 at 11:28 am,

John Ellis – We shouldn't save the humanities as they are now are, argues John Ellis, president of the California Association of Scholars. If we do, we are simply reinforcing the radical, destructive ideology that has been allowed to take over the liberal arts. Instead we should work to restore the humanities as they ought to be.

Juan Cole Blames the West (Again)

Monday, Nov, 15 at 1:11 pm,

Drew White – Juan Cole's recent lecture at Auburn University in Alabama was a jarring reminder of the importance of pursuing accountability from our academics.

Holocaust Denial, Truth, and Academic Freedom

Wednesday, Nov, 10 at 12:09 pm,

Ashley Thorne – Cary Nelson writes that "Holocaust denial is speech promoting falsity as truth." Oh, so truth is part of academic freedom, after all, Prof. Nelson?

Dan Treadway: The Tuition Is Too Damn HighUniversity of Texas student

Wednesday, Nov, 10 at 10:44 am,

As I sat in the back of the room in one of my classes and listened to a fellow student drone on about how her family's summer trip to the Ozarks somehow related to media theory, I let out a sigh. As she stumbled on her point about listening to Glen Beck on the radio while driving through Oklahoma,

Event sheds light on technologys impact on civility

Thursday, Nov, 04 at 12:50 pm,

Ryan Flood – A crowded room of students, professors and academics converged in the Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus last night to discuss the effects rapidly changing technologies have on civility at "Uncivil Gadgets? Changing Technologies and Civil Behavior."

Today's Jobs Demand an Updated College Education , 10.26.2010

Wednesday, Oct, 27 at 10:46 am,

10.27.10 – The need for graduates with computer programming, software development, and mainframe computing skills will not change, but students with both business and technical skills will be able to step into jobs and begin to contribute immediately.

At Temple, Secretary Arne Duncan, Tony Danza promote teaching

Tuesday, Oct, 26 at 11:44 am,

10.26.10 – In an auditorium full of high school students, teachers, and college students training to be teachers, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, actor Tony Danza, and others on Monday hailed teaching as a rewarding field in need of new and innovative talent.

Student debt at all-time high

Friday, Oct, 22 at 11:07 am,

10.22.10 – Like any soon-to-be college graduate, Rachel Christensen isn't quite sure what her future holds, although the Loyola University Chicago student can be sure of this: It will involve paying off $35,000 in college debts. "If I were going to guess, it would take at least 15 years — unless I score some fantastic job," said Christensen, 23, who expects to graduate in May with a double bachelor's degree in music and journalism.

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