Tag Archives: academia

Ypsi Immigration Interview: Forest Juziuk

Back in 2011, I interviewed a young man by the name of Forest Juziuk about his planned relocation from Ann Arbor to San Francisco, California. As it turns out, it would be the first in a long series of exit interviews I’d conduct here, which, in turn, would spawn a second series of interviews with […]

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American Juggalo

Last night, I couldn’t sleep due to all of the coughing, so I curled up in bed with my laptop and watched New York filmmaker Sean Dunne’s short documentary piece on Juggalo culture, entitled American Juggalo. As we’ve had several conversations here in the past on the clown-faced disciples of Detroit’s ICP, I thought that […]

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Bush administration sought to discredit local academic, Juan Cole

I don’t imagine that much will come of it, but the New York Times has learned that, during the Bush administration, employees of the CIA were instructed to unearth information that might be used to delegitimize the work of U-M professor Juan Cole, a well-regarded critic of the war in Iraq. The following clip comes […]

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The future of higher education in America

Mark C. Taylor, the chair of the religion department at Columbia, had an interesting editorial in the New York Times yesterday on what he perceives as the need to completely remake higher education in the United States. Among other things, he suggested that we jettison the concept of tenure, and completely restructure our graduate degree […]

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