The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas http://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ Opinion & Ideas Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:45:15 EST <![CDATA[Houellebecq Skewers French Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228215/ http://chronicle.com/article/Houellebecq-Skewers-French/228215/ Les profs have assiduously ignored the literary enfant terrible. But he hasn’t returned the favor.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:44 EST
<![CDATA[Raped on Campus? Don’t Trust Your College to Do the Right Thing]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228093/ http://chronicle.com/article/Raped-on-Campus-Don-t-Trust/228093/ Sued by a rape survivor, the University of Oregon tried a legal loophole to use her therapy records against her.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:50:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Unintended Consequences of Borrowing Business Tools to Run a University]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190489/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Unintended-Consequences-/190489/ Strategies from the corporate world can help us streamline our institutions, but we must take care that they not jeopardize academic values.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[You Publish, We Perish]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190361/ http://chronicle.com/article/You-Publish-We-Perish/190361/ Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST <![CDATA[Truly Progressive?]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190381/ http://chronicle.com/article/Truly-Progressive-/190381/ Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST <![CDATA[Weekly Book List, March 6, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/227839/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-March-6/227839/ Description of the latest books, divided by category

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why Terrorism Works]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190353/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Terrorism-Works/190353/ The political violence that plagued Palestine when it was ruled by Britain presents a model case of terrorists’ power to influence policy.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Heidegger's Philosophy of Violence]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190389/ http://chronicle.com/article/Heideggers-Philosophy-of/190389/ A newly published notebook shows his postwar anti-Semitism reaching new heights. It poisons the very core of his thinking.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The 60s According to Morris Dickstein]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190355/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-60s-According-to-Morris/190355/ Stomach troubles, gripes about graduate education, and a failure to get tenure. Surely there is more to say?

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[My Vocation]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190357/ http://chronicle.com/article/My-Vocation/190357/ A would-be seminarian uses literature to help his students navigate the mysteries of mind and heart.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA['Adolfine' and 'Hitlerike']]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190363/ http://chronicle.com/article/AdolfineHitlerike/190363/ A linguist plumbs the nuances of Nazi-era names.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Father Hesburgh: a Priest, a President, and So Much More]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/228071/ http://chronicle.com/article/Father-Hesburgh-a-Priest-a/228071/ The late leader of the University of Notre Dame was a national moral presence in a time of great social change.

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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:19:00 EST
<![CDATA[Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190351/ http://chronicle.com/article/Sexual-Paranoia-Strikes/190351/ How campus rules make students more vulnerable.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[The Dangerous Silence of Academic Researchers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190251/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Dangerous-Silence-of/190251/ Speaking out is not just our right but our responsibility.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Improving Teacher Preparation: Right Destination, Hazardous Route]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190239/ http://chronicle.com/article/Improving-Teacher-Preparation-/190239/ The Education Department’s proposed rules for improving program quality may have unintended consequences.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, February 27, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190279/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-February-27/190279/ Description of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[When You're the Target of a Boycott You Support]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190145/ http://chronicle.com/article/When-Youre-the-Target-of-a/190145/ The Salaita affair gets surreal for a professor both supportive of and pummeled by sanctions against her university.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Believers]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190147/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Believers/190147/ The hidden story behind the code that runs our lives.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Why Satire Matters]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190149/ http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Satire-Matters/190149/ Yes, Charlie Hebdo-type humor is sometimes base. So is humanity, and we need gloomy jesters to remind us of that.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[The Jewish Encounter With Capitalism]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190153/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Jewish-Encounter-With/190153/ A new book traces an evolution from peddlers to pie charts.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[How Shame Can Save the World]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190151/ http://chronicle.com/article/How-Shame-Can-Save-the-World/190151/ We can use it to prod environmentally oblivious corporations, brazen tax cheats, and others into better behavior.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[People's Republic of Taboos]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190155/ http://chronicle.com/article/Peoples-Republic-of-Taboos/190155/ An American journalism teacher in China urges his students
to examine their country’s secret history—carefully.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Weekly Book List, February 20, 2015]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190059/ http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-February-20/190059/ Description of the latest books, divided by category.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:08:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's Time to Review Your Adjunct Employment Policies]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190035/ http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Time-to-Review-Your/190035/ Recent organizing efforts have the potential to fundamentally and quickly change the marketplace.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Unions Need to Step Up for Equality]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/190053/ http://chronicle.com/article/Unions-Need-to-Step-Up-for/190053/ The separate-but-unequal labor system, where the minority of tenured faculty members rule over the majority of contingents, is mirrored in bargaining units.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[PC Isn't Back. It Never Went Away.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/189991/ http://chronicle.com/article/PC-Isnt-Back-It-Never-Went/189991/ Jonathan Chait’s critique has touched a nerve, but it’s simplistic and out of date.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EST