Juxtaposition of the Day: Christmas Edition

BY MARTIN KICH Business Insider reports: Many citizens and businesses around China have reportedly been forbidden to celebrate or put up decorations for Christmas this year. Local authorities appea…

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Were the 2018 Midterm Results Largely Determined by Early July 2017?

BY MARTIN KICH As Big Data begins to define our obsessive discussion of politics and our universities respond to the demand for specialists by developing graduate programs in the discipline, it is …

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Top News Photos of 2018 with a Link to Education

BY MARTIN KICH The Atlantic has released its annual compilation of the top 25 news photos. (Over three days, they are following up with three sets of 25 other photos highlighting news stories from …

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Higher Ed Is Biased against Men

BY MARTIN KICH So writes Richard Vedder, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, in an article for Forbes. What follows is the opening paragraph, which is essentially an overview of the…

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PERI Analysis of the Affordability of Medicare for All

BY MARTIN KICH One of the biggest issues for just about every AAUP collective-bargaining unit in the country is healthcare costs. Most of our institutions are self-insured, and although good benefi…

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Sherrod Brown’s Platform Positions of Higher Education

BY MARTIN KICH Early last summer, Sherrod Brown’s senatorial campaign contacted the leadership of the Ohio Conference about what he could provide to us on his positions. The OCAAUP tries to limit i…

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Historians and Political Scientists May Have to Start Weighing In, and Sooner Rather Than Later

BY MARTIN KICH When I first drafted this post about a week ago, I did not realize that the Trump administration’s talking points on the Mueller investigation would so quickly boil down to the follo…

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Post-Millennials and Higher Ed

BY MARTIN KICH Consider the following chart: The article from which this graphic is taken, “Early Benchmarks Show ‘Post-Millennials’ on Track to Be Most Diverse, Best-Educated Generation Yet,” has …

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What Racism and Sexual Harassment (and Worse) Have in Common

BY MARTIN KICH The “what” in this case can refer, of course, to many things—the causes, the effects, and/or the political, cultural, and moral implications of the two issues and the ways in which t…

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State Income Tax Revenues Increase Dramatically

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH State support for public higher education—or, more precisely, the decline in such support—remains a persistent and significant issue. It continues to exacerbate the level of d…

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