Saturday, February 23, 2013

news from the campus

…today a more conservative selection than usual, but varied opinions and perspectives, not preaching to the choir, is not a bad thing. Think Rogerian while you are reading too. Good training for both negotiation and  persuasion. 

From Anthropologies, a special issue on the neo-liberalized, debt-plagued, low wage, corporatized university. Derek Thompson on why smart poor students don't apply to selective colleges (and how to fix it). Ronald C. Den Otter reviews Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor Jr. 
Jenny Choi on why Wall Street beats public service and how to change that. Daniel B. Klein on the tribes that hire the PhDs. From Imprimis, Nathan Harden on Man, Sex, God, and Yale. From National Review, are frat brothers natural conservatives? For many, the Greek system may offer a respite from liberal academia. For conservatives, bad news from the campus. Jon F. Wilkins writes in defense of the independent academic lifestyle. From OUP, maybe academics aren’t so stupid after all.
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