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Letters of Recommendation

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On April 28, 2021
Among the many things that make no sense in the world of the academy is the letter of recommendation. What do they possibly show? I’ve been on the hiring side of job searches three times now and….every letter of recommendation is almost exactly the same. Moreover, when you have 150 applications, who even has time […]
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Rigging the Rankings

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On April 18, 2021
My only surprise here is that this guy was caught for rigging the numbers to help out his university’s placement in the idiotic rankings that have come to dominate higher education conversations in this country. The former dean of Temple University’s business school fed false data to U.S. News & World Report for years to […]
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The Pandemic and Higher Education

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On February 19, 2021
Usually, economic declines lead to an increase in people entering colleges and universities, whether a working class person going to community college to gain a new skill or certificate or recently graduated or unemployed college graduates deciding to go to graduate school. While this is an economic decline like no other thanks to the pandemic, […]
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Genocide Keeps Paying Off

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On August 22, 2020
High Country News explores how western land grant institutions of higher education continue to make money to this day on land stolen from Native people. The Morrill Act of 1862, which established the land-grant university system to spread public education across the country, bestowed 90,000 acres on the University of Idaho. That land was taken […]
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