Category Archives: Critical Interventions

Letter from David Barclay, President of the Oxford University Student Union: “The Language of the Market Has No Place in a University”

Dear All, Yesterday (June 7) Oxford became the first ever English University to pass a motion of no confidence in a Government Minister. Congregation, the University’s Governing Body, passed the resolution of no confidence in the policies of the minister … Continue reading

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The Wrong Way to Lower College Costs

By Anthony Grafton and James Grossman, NYR Blog, May 31, 2011 Want to know how to solve the problem of ever-increasing college costs? A lot of people have answers. One of the Very Serious People who can give you one … Continue reading

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Don’t Look to the Ivy League

By Howard Hotson, London Review of Books (Vol. 33 No. 10 | 19 May 2011) At the heart of the Browne Report and the government’s higher education policy is a simple notion allegedly grounded in economics: that the introduction of … Continue reading

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Response to Ralph Nader and Rachel Tillman Posts on Future of Education

By Crystal Allene Cook I was a presenter during the Defining the Future of Public Higher Education Conference. I want to again thank the kinds folks that invited me to participate and the organizers. I just watched Ralph Nader’s presentation. … Continue reading

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Ralph Nader at Stony Brook University | On Civic Education and Other Urgencies

On Tuesday, March 22, Ralph Nader visited Stony Brook University. The three-time former presidential candidate and long-time civic campaigner talked extensively about civic education and political participation with our academic community. What follows is the report by Najib Aminy, Executive … Continue reading

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CFP: The New Everyday – Humanities in Crisis

CFP: The New Everyday Cluster Title: Humanities in Crisis Due date: April 22 Curator: Matt McGregor, University at Albany, SUNY Email: On Friday, October 1, 2010, University at Albany President George Philip announced  the discontinuation of French, Italian, Russian, … Continue reading

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Shock Doctrine: New York

Challenging the Shock Doctrine and Promoting an Alternative Vision for Economic Justice By Kevin Young Based on a March 18, 2011, presentation to the Stony Brook University conference “Defining the Future of Public Higher Education” Around the country, the wealthiest … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to All Who are Interested in the Future of Public Higher Education

To all who are interested in the future of public higher education, including the organizers and presenters of the Conference at Stony Brook University on March 18th: Thank you so much for your hard work and vision in putting together … Continue reading

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