Developing Heterodox Economics Curriculum: The case of John Jay College

New Paper by Geert L Dhondt, Mathieu Dufour, Jay Hamilton, & Ian J. Seda-Irizarry From the abstract: This article seeks to be a contribution to heterodox teaching initiatives by focusing on curriculum building and institutional opportunities and constraints at John Jay College, the City University of New York. The article first focuses on the need … More Developing Heterodox Economics Curriculum: The case of John Jay College

Laurentian University Faculty on Strike

The Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA) has been working hard to negotiate a fair collective agreement that supports its members and protects the integrity of education at Laurentian University. Early yesterday evening, LUFA presented the university with an offer to reach a deal and avert a strike. Rather than responding to the offer, the university … More Laurentian University Faculty on Strike

New Book: For-Profit Universities – The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education

From Palgrave. Edited by Tressie McMillan Cottom & William A. Darity Jr This edited volume proposes that the phenomenon of private sector, financialized higher education expansion in the United States benefits from a range of theoretical and methodological treatments. Social scientists, policy analysts, researchers, and for-profit sector leaders discuss how and to what ends for-profit colleges are … More New Book: For-Profit Universities – The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education

The new Marriner S. Eccles Institute at University of Utah, and his legacy

By Matias Vernengo, There are many issues I take exception with the piece at the Deseret News on the new Marriner S. Eccles Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. In the first place, the notion that it, somehow, “will provide some philosophical … More The new Marriner S. Eccles Institute at University of Utah, and his legacy

Call For Papers: The Poverty of Academia – Exploring the Realities of Working Class Academics

The Journal of Working-Class Studies Special Issue, December 2017: The Poverty of Academia: Exploring the (Intersectional) Realities of Working Class Academics Educational attainment is often framed as positive, having the liberatory potential to free the socio-economically marginalized from their constraints. There is little if ever any mention of the unchained slavery of debt and low wages … More Call For Papers: The Poverty of Academia – Exploring the Realities of Working Class Academics

Academics and Students Call for a Nationwide University Shut Down on May Day

The following petition is being circulated by students and faculty across the country. Please sign and circulate this nationwide call. The original text of the petition is below: The following pledge is being circulated by students, staff, faculty, and administrators across the United States. In the face of a climate of increasing bigotry and violence, … More Academics and Students Call for a Nationwide University Shut Down on May Day