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Good news and bad news for higher education

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | December 9, 2010

I am writing this blog post from London, where today, students and faculty mobilized in fierce protest against the British government’s proposed — and now officially passed — plan to raise fees for university, to about $14,000 a year, tripling what fees were up till now. Meanwhile, the education news from California, where annual undergraduate … Continue reading »

Sanity or fear? We decide.

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | November 2, 2010

Today is election day. Elections are about numbers: who wins the most votes? So it seems like a good time to think about two sets of numbers: one the number of voters, registered and likely; the other, the number of people who mobilized this past Saturday in response to a call from two comedians who … Continue reading »