Tag Archives: Grace Pollock
Public universities and colleges across North America and the United Kingdom appear to be rushing headlong into a new era, caught up in a stampede driven by state-initiated educational policy and demands for ‘modernization’ (certainly a matter of concern in … Continue reading
David Theo Goldberg considers how the university – even in this age of increasing austerity – can engage with knowledge, students and diverse publics in ways that are both meaningful and transformative. The new digital and open environments with which faculty and students interface on a daily basis present important opportunities for the university to reorient itself toward critical and transdisciplinary modes of thinking, working and learning.
At the end of Part 1 of this interview, Melonie Fullick concluded that “university members need to be concerned about public discourse that involves them because it has real political effects. We need to participate, to intervene actively [despite] the messiness of public discourse.” In Part 2, Melonie shares further thoughts about the current state and future of the university.
Tony Judt (1948-2010) On August 6, 2010, renowned historian Tony Judt died from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. In the two-year span between his diagnosis and tragic death, Judt, incredibly, wrote three books. The final one has just … Continue reading
Two weeks ago I posed the question, “Where are the Canadian public intellectuals?” Admittedly, this is probably the least helpful of many questions one should ask. Canadians are certainly engaged in all kinds of important work that addresses the most … Continue reading
Andrew Furco, who recently co-authored a white paper on the centrality of engagement in higher education for the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (ACLU), spoke to a large audience today at McMaster University on the topic of “Building … Continue reading