Tag Archives: the corporatization of higher education

Washtenaw Community College’s plan to outsource IT services

Over the past week or so, I’ve had several discussions with people at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) about declining enrollment and what it might mean for the future of the institution. As for why fewer people are enrolling, there are numerous contributing factors; the population of college-aged people is dropping, the cost of tuition has […]

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The people of Flint tell their story to Congress, EMU faculty vote “no confidence” against their Regents, and The Black Opera contemplates a multimedia hip-hop tour to sow the seeds of social regeneration… on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

When people call the Saturday Six Pack “the most ambitious little program on midwestern micro-watt AM” it’s shows like the one we have coming up this weekend that they’re thinking of. We’re not only going to be joined in the studio by hip-hop artist Jamall Bufford, who will be talking about the new multimedia project […]

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Teacher Education Faculty at EMU Unanimously Vote “No Confidence” in Board of Regents

I don’t know that it’s made the news yet, but, on Friday afternoon, in response to the recent decision by Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents to continue their enablement of Governor Snyder’s controversial takeover of Detroit Public Schools, faculty within EMU’s Teacher Education department voted unanimously to condemn the actions of the board, all […]

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EMU makes the Atlantic’s list of “U.S. Colleges and Majors that Are the Biggest Waste of Money”… and it’s total bullshit

A friend in Portland sent me a text this morning. He wanted to let me know that Eastern Michigan University (EMU) had made a list in the Atlantic. Sadly, it’s a list of universities that are the biggest waste of money. Specifically, they claim data exists to show that Art majors graduating from EMU will […]

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Apparently billionaire alumni don’t like it when sociologists who specialize in “class dynamics and the role of debt in society” become university presidents… (U-M’s former Provost Theresa Sullivan forced to resign as President of UVA)

About two years ago, the University of Michigan lost its Provost, Theresa Sullivan, to the University of Virginia. People that I know at the University weren’t happy to see her leave, as she was extremely popular among faculty, but everyone seemed to be happy for her, as she was leaving to become the first female […]

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