November 2012

Anger and the Academy

DOWNLOAD THIS ISSUE IN PDF FORMAT

In This Issue

Final Observations of Canadian University Rankings: A Misadventure Now Over Two Decades Long

By Stewart Page, Ph.D

In November, 2012, Maclean’s published its  21st annual rankings of Canadian universities. Indeed, the ranking of universities has become a popular exercise […]

READ MORE

“Hello, Professor Penfold? It’s the fiscal crisis calling.”

By Steve Penfold

By the time this column is published, I will have no telephone in my office. It turns out that phones are really […]

READ MORE


“Ensemble, bloquons la hausse”: The Rationale Behind the Slogan

By Martin Robert

In the spring of 2012 hundreds of thousands of Quebec students and their allies took to the streets to protest the government’s proposed tuition fee increase. Martin Robert makes the case against the tuition increase and proposes an alternative model in which tuition would be free in Quebec.

READ MORE



Equality of Opportunity, Equality of Means: An Argument for Low Tuition and the Student Strike

By Daniel Weinstock

Read Jacob T. Levy’s take on this issue here. Political philosophers have taken in recent years to distinguishing between “ideal theory” and […]

READ MORE

Not Another Brick in the Wall: Capitalism and Student Protests in Chile

By Andrés Bernasconi

A few days ago, I visited a high school in a poor urban area in Western Santiago and met with the junior […]

READ MORE

The Quiet Campus: The Anatomy of Dissent at Canadian Universities

By Ken Coates

The remarkable—a word that can be read in many different ways—2012 student protests in Quebec have stirred memories of the activist campuses […]

READ MORE