Good news/bad news:  the new Canadian federal government will be coming up with their budget soon (probably the third week of March)–what will it mean for higher education?

2) There’s an embarrassing scandal at Mount Saint Mary’s University, and it may have big implications for the future of student journalism. 3) You know what happened in Flint, but did you know the team of dogged researchers who figured the whole thing out? 4) Will coding start to count as a ‘second language’ for high school graduates and university applicants? Maybe in one state. Plus, we’ve got your update on Goat Watch 2016.

Were there more campus protests today, or during the heyday of the 60s student movements? That’s our research of the week.

Our feature interview is with American Political Theorist Corey Robin, who has a problem with today’s public intellectuals.

“There’s a notion that not only is this the way the world is, this is the way the world must be. This is the way the world will remain. And sometimes people will go, if you really push them, you know… it’s good that it be that way. And I think right there, that’s very counter to the idea of the public intellectual. Because if we think of all the heroic public intellectuals — and this is not a left/right issue by the way, because right wing public intellectuals do the same exact thing — public intellectuals have never been content to merely to describe the world as it is.”

By the way, sorry we were late this week!

Bibliography

Good News/Bad News

#1

Chiose, Simona. “Universities Push for Increased Funding ahead of Federal Budget.” The Globe and Mail. 12 Feb. 2016.

Press, Jordan. “Student Group Lobbies Liberals for $3.3-Billion Annually to Cover Tuition Costs.” The Globe and Mail. 12 Feb. 2016.
#2
Brown, Sarah, and Katherine Mangan. “Fallout at Mount St. Mary’s Spreads as Scholars Protest Firings.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 10 Feb. 2016.
Mcphate, Mike. “Newspaper Adviser Is Fired After Students’ Scoop Roils Maryland Campus.” The New York Times 10 Feb. 2016.

Schmidt, Peter. “Protecting Student Journalists in a New-Media Era.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 11 Feb. 2016.

#3
Smith, Mitch. “As Flint Fought to Be Heard, Virginia Tech Team Sounded Alarm.” The New York Times 6 Feb. 2016.
#4
Goat Watch 2016
Vanessa, Vanessa Miller The Gazette More stories from. “University of Iowa Goat Escape Could Prompt Procedure Changes.”The Gazette.
 
Research of the Week
Kueppers, Courtney. “Today’s Freshman Class Is the Most Likely to Protest in Half a Century.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 11 Feb. 2016.
Feature Interview
Robin, Corey. “How Intellectuals Create a Public.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 22 Jan. 2016. 

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