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  • n  the academic world

  • OUT of academe and into retirement each year go a few rare men who shaped not only individual minds but entire institutionsdynamic deans, prolific professors, reformers of old .
  • At the very least, the Brighton job seems to have been the work of a strange alliance of underworld and radical academe.
  • Huge as American academe is, it has few public intellectuals -- men or women ( whose views carry weight with general readers off-campus.
News & Articles

  • Hired by an algorithm: Entelo gets $3.5M to expand data-based recruiting
    Professionals are generating an ever-growing pool of public data that sends signals about their skills -- and their availability. A start-up has made a business of parsing that data for tech firms, and now wants to expand to academe and other professions.
    June 19, 2013 - GigaOM
  • Open Debate, Not Politeness, Is What Drives Nonprofit Innovation
    Everybody in the nonprofit world talks these days about innovation, but not about what drives change: open debate and critical thinking. In science, technology, business, academe, and elsewhere, people are encouraged—and are given forums—to express opinions and disagree with each other publicly.
    June 17, 2013 - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

  • John Silber in Gothamist
    In the '70s, university president John Silber accused Zinn of arson (later retracting the charge) and cited him as a prime example of teachers "who poison the well of academe."
  • Jim Harrison in New York Times
    Writers go out to Hollywood for the same reason stockbrokers go into business, and that's greed,Mr. Harrison said, adding, "Even when they're cheating you, they're cheating you at a level that's unheard of in academe, say. But I finally...
  • Sir Shridath Ramphal in Jamaica Observer
    Sir Shridath, a former Commonwealth secretary general, said that all humanity, "and within it Jamaica, the Caribbean, the non-white world, the world of dance and culture, academe in our region and beyond have all lost in Rex Nettleford a rare...

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