Monthly Archives: April 2011

Historian Eric Foner Wins Pulitzer Prize

Historian Eric Foner has won a Pulitzer Prize for his The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (Norton, 2010). The American Historical Association has a brief story about the prize on its website. NIU students interested in the history … Continue reading

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Women’s Access to Public Education

As discussion of education budgets for 2012 moves forward, historian Jill Lepore provides a poignant reminder of the importance of public education in the lives of women. Jill Lepore’s op-ed, entitled “Poor Jane’s Almanac,” appears in the New York Times.

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Highest Paid University Personnel at NIU

Who are the highest paid university personnel at Northern Illinois University? The answer: the football coach is #1, the president comes in at #2.  Coaches, the athletic director, and non-academic administrators round out most of the rest of the top … Continue reading

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A $10,000 BA Degree?

Can you imagine a student earning a BA degree for a mere $10,000?  That’s not $10,000 per year, but total cost for a 4-year BA or BS degree. This is the latest proposal for educational “reform” by Texas Governor Rick … Continue reading

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Bob Lehrman on Faculty Unionization

Bob Lehrman, a former White House aide and an adjunct professor of communications at American University, wrote a thoughtful op-ed on faculty unionization in the Washington Post on Friday. Lehrman calls himself a “hobbyist” adjunct, yet supports unionization efforts.  He … Continue reading

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EU as the “Sick Man of Europe”

Is the European Union the “sick man of Europe”? This formulation represents an intriguing twist on historical references to the Ottoman Empire as the “sick man of Europe.” Eurozine has published a series of articles entitled “Europe Talks to Europe” … Continue reading

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Attending to Early Modern Women CFP

Call for Proposals Attending to Early Modern Women: Remapping Routes and Spaces June 21-June 23, 2012 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Attending to Early Modern Women, which has been held seven times at the University of Maryland since 1990, is moving to the … Continue reading

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