Category Archives: higher education

The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Page View blog looks at the recent controversy over the new Journal of Animal Ethics. “Fur has flown since the editors of the Journal of Animal Ethics presumed to introduce their new publication with a … Continue reading

Looking for that perfect gift for your UIUC graduate? Larry Kanfer will sign copies of his new photography book Illini Loyalty: The University of Illinois during graduation weekend. Visit him at the Illini Union Bookstore in Champaign: Saturday, May 14, 2011 … Continue reading

Today’s Inside Higher Ed features a report on the brouhaha caused by a special disclaimer that three regular editors of Synthese (a journal focusing on the philosophy of science) slapped on the print edition of a recent guest-edited issue titled … Continue reading

The April 3, 2011, issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education includes a profile of Will Kaufman’s new book Woody Guthrie, American Radical. “Yes, there have been two major biographies—Joe Klein’s Woody Guthrie and Ed Cray’s Ramblin’ Man—that have included the … Continue reading

Today’s Inside Higher Ed features an interesting article about a new study that has raised doubts about the so-called “citation advantage” for scholars publishing in open-access journals as opposed to subscription-based journals. The question of “Does online access boost citations?” … Continue reading

Late last week, several media news outlets, including the Chicago Tribune and NPR, reported on the impending retirement of University of Illinois at Chicago professor William Ayers. Most of the news snippets made note of his controversial past as co-founder … Continue reading

The local newspaper, The News-Gazette, has a feature story this morning on the University’s pursuit of an open source textbook model. The leader of the initiative, Charles Evans, is considering the University of Illinois Press in the plans. There are … Continue reading

The April 11, 2010, edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education includes a review of Tiffany Gill’s new book Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry. “Again and again in Beauty Shop Politics, the reader is … Continue reading

On February 15, 2010, The Scholarly Kitchen blog reported on the newly released UC Berkeley Scholarly Communication Report.  728 pages! The reoccurring theme in the report is that academia is a highly conservative system, largely determined by disciplinary norms and organized … Continue reading

Given the torrent of negative media attention enjoyed of late by the state of Illinois and its flagship university , it’s no surprise that the Onion wanted to get in on the action. No mention of pols, clout, or scandal … Continue reading