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Author Archives: Robert Frodeman
Franzen vs The Internet: Round Two – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast. More evidence of the mashed up silliness and evil of twitter. Or not.
The academy and its offshoots (eg, NSF) are struggling to come to terms with the ‘accountability moment’ that steadily grows in importance. Accountability is typically about taking count of something. This explains in part the overwhelming urge to turn things … Continue reading
Research Works Act: Elsevier and politicians back down from open-access threat.. A brief account in slate Magazine, with links.
NPR Tries to Get its Pressthink Right » Pressthink. An interesting post on the new ethics handbook issued by NPR.
Christensen’s The Innovative University applies his theory of disruptive innovation to the contemporary university. Disruptive innovation occurs when a new idea or technology redefines a market. The new approach–say, the Apple personal computer–doesn’t approach the competition head-on; it instead starts … Continue reading
Amazing stuff: this year 11% of the incoming freshmen at the University of Washington are Chinese nationals, paying 3 times in-state tuition. International Students Pay Top Dollar at U.S. Colleges – NY Times
Boston Review — Carlos Fraenkel: Citizen Philosophers. Talk about field philosophy!
Imagine: a day without Wikipedia…. Wikipedia to Go Dark on Wednesday to Protest Bills on Web Piracy – NY Times
Hunter S. Thompson’s 1958 cover letter for a newspaper job – Boing Boing. Attention graduate students, and other job seekers: this is the way to write a job cover letter.
Anguish Trumps Activism at the MLA – Labor & Work-Life Issues – The Chronicle of Higher Education. A constant drumbeat of this stuff now….
MLA considers radical changes in the dissertation | Inside Higher Ed. We are finally seeing some real movement, in terms of shifting perspectives toward the academy, dissertations, and the humanities. About time.
The Humanities Aren’t Totally Useless After All – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast. Interesting what is good (education and health jobs) and what bad (arts and architecture). The rest fall into the middle….
Iowa: The Meaningless Sideshow Begins | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone. Taibbi is gaining a following for his speaking truth to power/clotheless emperor approach to the contemporary political farce.
Philosophers debate meaning of meaning at annual conference – The Washington Post. A slightly smartass account of Andrew Light’s effort to broaden the philosophical conversation….
Professor Kevin Anderson – Climate Change: Going Beyond Dangerous –welcome to the Apocalypse.
“The Philosophy Of Food” – The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan – The Daily Beast.
UC-Berkeley and other ‘public Ivies’ in fiscal peril – The Washington Post.
It’s amazing how often that term is thrown like a brick at one’s head. As a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin some 30 years ago (could it really have been that long?) I was drummed out … Continue reading
Thanks to our alum Sam Mickey for reblogging this new piece. Much appreciated! What is becoming of philosophy in the 21st century? There’s a great piece on that topic that just came out in the Chronicle of Higher Education Review. It … Continue reading
Numbers that few seem to know….
or at least, someone is. Adam and I–with the ample help of our entire community of thinkers, here at CSID and abroad in the world–have spent nearly a year writing the little piece that came out in the Chronicle Review … Continue reading
Just out at the Chronicle of Higher Education Reviw by Adam Briggle and me: We have devoted our lives to philosophy. We want the field to survive and, if possible, prosper. But it is increasingly doubtful that academic philosophy can … Continue reading
I’m at a workshop in Brussels, listening to people talk about metrics, bibliometrics, and the measuring of research impact. The conversation turns to metrics so quickly, rather than dwelling on the question, what is impact? Reminds me of the forgetfulness … Continue reading
nsf.gov – News – Video – Myron Gutmann discusses NSF’s future priorities for social science research funding. – US National Science Foundation NSF.
Hitler Reacts to Pepper Spray Meme – YouTube.