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Public Intellectual Goodness from Friends

Today my twitter-league, Rhonda Ragsdale, launched the public interface of her research agenda on historic black towns. It’s a wonderful project that may be of particular interest to my many … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Economics of PhDing

From GenomeWeb comes a summary of Lee Skallerup Bessette’s post on Insider Higher Ed about one of the hidden expenses of academic life: the conference debt. This post started as … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

claude fischer on recent poverty research

Originally posted on
Boston Review has a new article by sociologist Claude Fischer on the topic of poverty research. He covers a lot of ground in a few…

May 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

For-profit College: Route to Opportunity or Unemployment?

Many of you know that my doctoral research examines for-profit colleges. This is a good summary of links for those interested in the scope and breadth of the current discussion … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tweeting with CHE

Originally posted on zunguzungu:
The Chronicle of Higher Education has done the sensible thing and fired Naomi Schaefer Riley: We now agree that Ms. Riley’s blog posting did not meet The Chronicle’s…

May 8, 2012 · 1 Comment