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Understanding HigherEd By “Re-Visioning Emory”

I had the great honor of participating in a unique symposium event at Emory University last night. The event was student led, faculty guided, interdisciplinary, and courageously reflective. The organizers … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rationalization of Higher Education: We’re All Bureaucrats Now

I have been working on a project with a good friend and mentor about the rationalization of higher education. It has been a joy. I am less happy with the … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Problem With For-Profits? The Education Assembly Line

My latest, co-written with the estimable Sara Goldrick-Rab, is hot off the presses at Contexts! It’s right on time with my Facing Race talk. There was some talk there that … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mo’ Degrees, Mo’ Problems at Facing Race 2012

I am really honored that Julianne Hing invited me to speak about higher education, race, gender, and inequality at the Applied Research Center’s 2012 Facing Race conference. Not only did … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Higher Education ‘Crisis’: Facing Race 2012

As I head out to speak at Facing Race 2012, I’m reviewing some of my thoughts about the nature of the higher education crisis that occupies the news lately. This … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Feminist Wire Forum on Black (Academic) Women’s Health

Black academic women and health can seem like a narrow topic living at the axis of too many intersections to be of interest to many people. And, that may be … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting In For-Profits? Now With Pictures!

Like most people I tend to privilege my own learning style in my communication of ideas. As a result, I rarely have cool pictures or video for my ideas. I … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Amazing Grace: The End of Student Loan Six Month “Grace” Periods

From the Chicago Tribune today comes a story about what, I agree, is a criminally under-reported change in the administration of federal student loans. The byline reads: Starting Sunday, grad … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

WebCite and Transforming Academic Internet Wormholing Into Actual “Work”

There’s a current debate among cool academic people (yes, I say that ironically) about the future of public scholarship in the age of social media, collaborative online environments, and more … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

CONFERENCE: Access, Competition and For-Profit Colleges

CONFERENCE: Access, Competition and For-Profit Colleges. I’m pleased to be organizing an AERA research conference, “Access, Competition, and For-Profit Colleges” in collaboration with Sandy Darity, The Research Network on Racial … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment