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I strongly recommend Laura McKenna‘s piece on the wall that separates the general public from academic research: Step back and think about this picture. Universities that created this academic content for free must pay to read it. Step back even further. The public — which has indirectly funded this research with federal and state taxes […]

5 Provosts in 7 Years?

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On December 11, 2008

Leaving aside his wanktastic politics, one thing that was never clear to me was exactly what credentials Bob Kerrey had to run a university. I know fundraising is very important to a modern university

Women as Tropes

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On March 31, 2008

The NY Times is a repeat competitor in the let’s shove women into boxes olympics. This week’s entry: the Magazine’s article about people who remain abstinent into their teens…p

Anne Applebaum, You Gotta Be Putting Me On

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On October 20, 2007
In this week’s installment, she contributes to the Ridiculous Martyrdom of Larry Summers by backing up nonsense spoken by Christina Hoff Sommers : How will we ever be able to talk about sex differences in an interesting way if we’re not allowed to study them? If the subject is an academic taboo, then the same […]
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