See Thru Edu is a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation
Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation
(From the press advisory):
NATIONAL LEADERS SUPPORT A NEW BLUEPRINT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION GOVERNANCE
One of the hottest academic controversies of the year involves the decision by the University of Illinois to “unhire” Professor Steven Salaita.
A DEPRESSING YEAR FOR CAMPUS DUE PROCESS
By K.C. Johnson
This article is second in a series on “the year that was” in higher education.
From roughly 1980 to 2008, universities engaged in an academic arms race, funded by rapidly increasing tuition fees paid by students borrowing ever greater amounts from the federal government, along with more private donor and government support.
(Statement of Trustee Ronald Trowbridge to the Board of Lone Star College Just Prior to Its Vote):
Ex-UCLA basketballer Ed O’Bannon and 19 others won a big one in U. S. District Court -- a ruling saying antitrust law takes precedence over the NCAA’s alleged commitment to a policy of amateurism in sports.
Specialists in the comparative history of race relations have noted the uniqueness of the United States in generating a system of racial categorization based on the so-called one-drop rule. In certain areas of the Jim-Crow South, for example, no matter how light a person’s phenotype,