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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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The malign incompetence of the Trump administration has already, by some estimates, killed at least 100,000 Americans. The US has failed to contain the pandemic, and CDC officials are increasingly pessimistic about where the country is headed. Our “test and trace” capabilities – that is, the very capabilities that were supposed to enable the country […]
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No Way to Beat The Spread

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On April 14, 2020
As the full picture of the economic impacts of the Great Lockdown emerges, there are several sectors that are bracing for the full financial hit (think state budgets which will no doubt crater as all forms of revenue dry up) or are limping along such as higher education.  Many faculty are hoping that colleges can […]
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Higher education in the 21st century, especially at elite institution, is basically a hedge fund operation, building up enormous endowments while not spending any of it on anything that doesn’t generate more profit. People have long said they want higher education run like a business and now it is. So you have this kind of […]
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