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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