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When You Forget to Whistle Vivaldi

Last week Johnathan Ferrell had a horrible car crash. He broke out the back window to escape and walked, injured, to the nearest home hoping for help. Ferrell may have … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 11 Comments

A Quick Note on For-Profits and Policy Interventions

We have a theoretical conundrum when it comes to explaining the expansion of for-profit colleges. Gilbert, Saunders, and Stoddard (2013) sum up this conundrum as a puzzle of why so … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

On Loving Libraries

I love libraries. I love librarians. A post from my friend at the Intellectual History blog brought to mind how my personal love of all things library-ish relates to some … Continue reading

September 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

When Your Hired Guns Are Hacks: Big Thinkers on HigherEd

Look, I embrace that I am a nobody. It works for me. However, where and when possible, I extend what applied knowledge and expertise I have to issues that I … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Fall 2013: Public Lectures

In my other life I research for-profit higher education and inequality. As a necessary complement to those interests I also study structural change, labor, and the morass that is today’s … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 2 Comments