May 2009

Ethics in the Academy

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Facing up to the dangers of the intolerant university: Bird on an Ethics Wire

By Margaret Somerville

Whom we bond with in terms of shared values and the way in which we find and affirm values is now undergoing […]

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Medical publishing and the drug industry: IS MEDICAL SCIENCE FOR SALE?

By Sergio Sismondo

Observation #1 I recently looked at the c.v. of a distinguished professor of medicine and saw that he had authored (most usually […]

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Academics in Politics

By Tom Flanagan

The new president of the United States, Barack Obama, once taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago’s law school. That makes […]

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Equity, ethics, academic freedom and the employment of contingent academics

By Linda Muzzin

The recent York University strike by contingent faculty has provided a focal point for discussion in my evening graduate course, “Faculty in […]

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How to Save the University

By Jeffrey G. Reitz

A review essay of Stanley Fish’s, Save the World on Your Own Time (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). “Neither the university […]

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Polytechnique: what we remember, what we invent, what we forget

By Karen Dubinsky

Some say Denis Villeneuve’s film, Polytechnique, about the Montreal Massacre of 1989, opens old wounds. But for many of us the wounds […]

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The Disappeared

By Kim Echlin

Kin Echlin’s third novel is an inaugural title in Penguin Canada’s new literary imprint, Hamish Hamilton, and has been sold in 17 […]

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Academia and the good life: Just so last millennium

By Steve Penfold

I always thought academia would mean more liquid lunches. As a child, the great god television taught me that professors spend their […]

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The ethical challenges in academia

By Mark Rosenfeld

In Illinois, state ethics legislation requires all public employees, including university faculty, to participate in ethics training and to be examined annually […]

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