This week’s good news/bad news: Turkey, an Academia.edu Twitterstorm, BC post-secondary funding, a chocolate milk scandal, and the goat that got away. In the research paper of the week, we look at an article that might offer an explanation for why Gordon is so arrogant. Plus, Sam interviews Audrey Watters, watchdog covering Silicon Valley’s machinations for higher ed. 

Good News/Bad News

Ross, Wayne. “UBC Faculty, Staff, and Students Protest Board of Governors Meeting #UBCClean [UPDATED] 3 Feb. 2016.

Support Turkish Academics.Times Higher Education (THE). 28 Jan. 2016.

Ruff, Corinne. “Scholars Criticize Academia.edu Proposal to Charge Authors for Recommendations.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 29 Jan. 2016. The Chronicle of Higher Education.

“Data Check: Per-Student Funding at Lowest Point since the 1960s.” OCUFA. Feb. 2016.

Post-Secondary Funding Continues to Align with in-Demand Occupations. BC Ministry of Advanced Education.

Huckabee, Charles. “After ‘Chocolate Milk’ Scandal, U. of Maryland Will Review How It Communicates Research.The Chronicle of Higher Education Blogs: The Ticker. 2 Feb. 2016.
KCRG-TV9, Max Walker. “Escaped Goat Spotted, PETA Sends Letter to University of Iowa.” 2 Feb. 2016.


Research of the Week
Schulz, Jonathan F., and Christian Thöni. “Overconfidence and Career Choice.” PLoS ONE 11.1 (2016): e0145126. PLoS Journals.

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