All posts tagged with academics

Academic stultification

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My University of Wisconsin colleague, the historian Bill Cronon has a recent essay that asks why, if history is so interesting to the public, “professional” ...

A bold argument for mere consumption

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I got passed along this article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and it just keeps striking me as BS: “Just Because We’re Not Publishing Doesn’t Mean We...

"We don't need a master"

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The Boston Globe has a a story about a new institute, founded by Jon F. Wilkins, that aims to solve some of the administrative problems facing independent sc...

Is humanistic research a waste of time?

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Academic work in the humanities is a giant waste of time, claims Mark Bauerlein in the Chronicle of Higher Education (“The research bust”). Few read, and nob...