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In defense of the humanities

October 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

I continue to be impressed by my cousin, Leslie Madsen-Brooks, who is currently on the history faculty at Boise State University. To be more accurate, we are first cousins, once removed. She’s very much on the cutting edge of integrating digital technologies into higher education, and seems to be constantly demonstrating ways it can be […]

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Did UH lose copier lease deal due to nonpayment?

October 11th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Here’s a little vignette from a department at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus. It says a lot about how the budget woes are trickling down through the system as the university stops paying at least some of its bills. If true–and this is from a reliable and well-placed source–it’s kind of a stunner. Do […]

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Tags: Education · Politics

East-West Center lands former Harvard fundraising executive

September 15th, 2014 · 8 Comments

The East-West Center appears to have scored a big coup with the hiring of Paul T. Keenan as acting head of its fundraising arm, according to word spreading among EWC supporters. Keenan is expected to take over the reins of the East-West Center Foundation, which operates as a private nonprofit organization. He comes to the […]

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Missouri court: Sunshine Law doesn’t require disclosure of university course syllabi

September 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

In an interesting sunshine law case, a Missouri appeals court ruled last week that the state’s public records law does not require the University of Missouri to disclose class syllabi prepared by professors. The decision came in a lawsuit brought by a Washington, D.C.-based group, National Council of Teachers Quality, which had argued that the […]

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Tags: Education · Sunshine

Throwback Thursday v2: Back to the Mortimer years and faculty workload

August 28th, 2014 · 12 Comments

The hidden agenda in the hiring freeze and budget cuts hitting the University of Hawaii’s Manoa Campus appears to involve faculty workload. It started with soon-to-be-former Chancellor Tom Apple’s comment that Manoa is “faculty rich,” with a very low student-faculty ration, which he said was 11-1. The prospect of another messy battle over workload prompted […]

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