The Haves and the Have Nots
Did Harvard mislead you?
"If your school misled you or engaged in other misconduct in violation of certain state laws, you may be eligible for “borrower defense to loan repayment,” sometimes shortened to “borrower defense.” This is the discharge of some or all of your... — read more
"Two Harvard grads went to Africa to fix education -- and turn a profit. Let's see how it's going."
"Harvard Postdocs, Other Non-Tenure-Track Trying to Unionize"
"Harvard Academic Workers–UAW is trying to organize about 6,000 such employees across Harvard's three main campuses, the prospective union said in a news release. It said workers will sign authorization cards in the coming... — read more
Harvard University is horrible for social mobility
https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2022/10/20/klapper-social-mobility/ https://www.thirdway.org/report/out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new-rating-higher-ed-by-economic-mobility https://www.chronicle.com/article/against-social-mobility-rankings — read more
University of California workers make good gains. What can Harvard workers learn from them?
University of California workers on strike
Why is Harvard so secretive?
It's easier to fish in murky waters.
Bankers in the Ivory Tower
Harvard was built by thieves, and little has changed.... https://aydelotte.swarthmore.edu/publications/a-conversation-with-charlie-eaton/
Just in case you didn't know, class matters... https://truthout.org/articles/chomsky-maintaining-class-inequality-at-any-cost-is-gops-guiding-mission/
Harvard flunks for social mobility
What's the role of Harvard during the Second US Civil War?
US Civil War II: a battle between the Christian Right and the Neoliberals Republicans likely to win House and possibly Senate in November Christian Right using the Hungary (Orban) playbook Big Bank Biden perceived as weak-very weak for... — read more
Where did the money go?
"The proceeds of the acquisition will be used by a nonprofit led by Harvard and MIT that will focus on closing the learning and opportunity gap through the development of new partnerships, digital tools, and strategies. The nonprofit will devote... — read more
Is Harvard immune from the College Meltdown?
$100 million is a drop in the bucket
$100 million in reparations is nothing, when you consider the damage done over the last 4 centuries... — read more
College Meltdown 2.1
Ever wonder how much of the Harvard Endowment has come through insider trading and blood money?
Harvard University: One Fascism or Two
When we talk about Harvard University in 2022, are we talking about one fascism or two? I'm thinking about the Larry Summers type (neoliberal globalist) versus the Clayton Christensen/HBS type (technofascism)? Are they part of one oppression or... — read more
Tax Wealthy Private Universities Now
"Elite universities like Harvard and Penn are using their tax-exempt status to rob public coffers blind. The solution is easy: tax... — read more
"The Faculty Organize, but Management Enjoys Solidarity"
Here's historical context for understanding faculty and the College Meltdown. Bousquet was a genius, with articles like this, and the classic, "How the University Works." Much of his work is available for free. ... — read more
Even the skilled and semi-rich may have problems finding good work
https://ctas.substack.com/p/the-semi-rich-and-elite-overproduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9UCvn_YdJE https://www.highereducationinquirer.org/2021/07/academic-capitalism-and-next-phase-of.html
Is there still "an excess of democracy"?
Has Harvard really changed much since Samuel Huntington? "The calls in that decade to democratize the university and open it up to minorities of race and color were considered by many liberals and conservatives as dangerous expressions of dissent... — read more
If you're reading this, you can thank Clayton Christensen
Don't take it personally, it's just efficiency moving it's way up the food chain. https://bryanalexander.org/classes-and-teaching/learning-innovation-theory-one-exercise/
The Tragedy of Human Capital Theory in Higher Education
What drives US higher education and Harvard University. https://higheredinquirer.blogspot.com/2021/09/the-tragedy-of-human-capital-theory-in.html
Academic Capitalism and the next wave of the College Meltdown
"This new phase, with roots in the 1980s involves the growth of the educated underclass, the privatization of public higher ed, the growth of online program managers (OPMs) working for name brand schools, for-profit and non-profit subprime colleges... — read more
"Harvard, America's Richest University, Grabs Nearly $9 Million In Taxpayer CARES Aid"
"Harvard University, already supported by a massive $41 billion endowment, is getting nearly $9 million in taxpayer aid from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, the U.S. Department of Education... — read more
Let's all pretend we din't see it coming
"We live in an economic system that is unsustainable, unjust, and exploitative. Many of us in academia and the thought industry have known this for decades. Others with great wisdom have known this for centuries. Techies and disrupters think it can... — read more
Harvard President Positive for Covid19
"March 24, 1 p.m. The president of Harvard University has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. In a letter to the university community, Lawrence Bacow said he and his wife, Adele, learned today they both tested... — read more
Is Coronavirus a golden opportunity for Harvard grads?
Harvard OPM a "sinking ship"
2U, an Online Program Manager to American University, Baylor University, George Washington University, Harvard University, Pepperdine University, Rice University, Syracuse University, University of California, Berkeley, University of North Carolina... — read more
Words of wisdom?
Scarcity and exclusivity are key https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8QY0NDWqzk
"C-apademia" and the Mis-overeducation of America
A degree from Harvard is a great accomplishment. Even if it's online and taught by... https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/college-mania-c-apademia-dahn-shaulis/?published=t