Illinois University: Cut faculty pay to zero

Illinois University: Cut faculty pay to zero

It’s so hard to keep up with the collapse of higher education. One of the big problems is administration; our universities are so overloaded with overpaid admin that they no longer can afford to have full time faculty. So far, they’ve addressed this issue with providing minimal pay and harsh working conditions to “adjunct” faculty, […] … learn more→

We’re not prepared for the genetic revolution that’s coming

We’re not prepared for the genetic revolution that’s coming

When humans’ genetic information (known as the genome) was mapped 15 years ago, it promised to change the world. Optimists anticipated an era in which all genetic diseases would be eradicated. Pessimists feared widespread genetic discrimination. Neither of these hopes and fears have been realised. The reason for this is simple: our genome is complex. […] … learn more→

What’s wrong with secret donor agreements like the ones George Mason University inked with the Kochs

What’s wrong with secret donor agreements like the ones George Mason University inked with the Kochs

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera acknowledged this month that his school gave the Charles Koch Foundation “some influence” over hiring and evaluating faculty as it accepted millions of dollars for its free-market research center, the Mercatus Center. This news rankled the academic world, but it perhaps didn’t come as a surprise. Many scholars saw this as just the […] … learn more→

College students slutting it up

College students slutting it up

A century ago, our culture respected “college boys,” kids who not only graduated high school, but managed to get accepted into college. Yes, “college boys” tended to be wealthy, so there was certainly some elitism here, but the fact remained that going to college was considered an honorable, respectable, achievement, and a sign of future […] … learn more→

‘Progressive stacking’ leads to a wobbly form of equality

‘Progressive stacking’ leads to a wobbly form of equality

In the classic John Ford western Stagecoach, a group of travellers have to make a decision about whether to continue their journey through Apache territory. They decide to settle the issue with a vote, but with one important proviso: that the women have their say first. This kind of chivalry may seem outdated, but the idea […] … learn more→

Why do yοu need a lοt οf fοllowers in Instagram?

Why do yοu need a lοt οf fοllowers in Instagram?

Peοple create accοunts οn Instagram for different reasons. Someone is driven by curiosity, someone promotes their business, some communicate with friends and acquaintances. For many, it is important to have a large number οf fοllowers. What are the advantages? What can be useful Instagram? Instagram has becοme popular among peοple all over the world in […] … learn more→

Debate: Should we close the management schools?

Debate: Should we close the management schools?

For more than a century, critics have been blowing on business schools. Whenever a crisis takes its toll, censors make a sentence of pillory schools accused of all the ills: the bankruptcy of such an enterprise, the oppression of women, the increase in global inequalities through the global ecological devastation. Why, on the contrary, should […] … learn more→

Exploring the benefits of a degree in technology

Exploring the benefits of a degree in technology

There is no doubt that technology has made a huge impact on how humans work, communicate and survive. Today, technology is utilized in every facet of life. In fact, it is not unusual for someone to spend most of the day connected to some type of electronic devices, such as the computer, cellphone, laptop, iPad, […] … learn more→

The times are a changing

The times are a changing

I remember well my father listening to the horse races on a Saturday  afternoon. It was a bit of a mission to place a bet in those days. You had to go to a local betting shop (in New Zealand called the TAB which was short for Totalisator Agency Board) or to the track. The […] … learn more→