Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Why for adjunct faculty winning a representation election may not be enough.

Built in 1871, Mills Hall originally housed th...
Built in 1871, Mills Hall originally housed the entire College. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Layoffs in the wake of the win can turn it into a pyrrhic victory.  To wit, the case of Mills College:
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/09/17/mills-college-adjuncts-protest-changes-were-instituted-shortly-after-union-vote

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sues Corinthian Colleges, Inc. for half a billion bucks.

Corinthian Temple of Apollo
Corinthian Temple of Apollo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The predatory lending suit is unlikely to draw much blood from these crumbling stones.
http://chronicle.com/article/What-a-Consumer-Watchdogs/148839/?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

The allegations in the complaint have been described by one newspaper as "jaw dropping."
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/5-jaw-dropping-allegations-in-the-federal-lawsuit-against-corinthian/86133


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The "Bucket of Blood" incident at Ohio University

Protest against Israel's Gaza Blockade and att...
Protest against Israel's Gaza Blockade and attack on humanitarian flotilla – Melbourne 5 June 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The call for Israeli boycotts turned bright red.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/09/16/ohio-u-debate-intensifies-over-anti-israel-twist-ice-bucket-challenge-and-4-arrests


Two factoids that tell the AMerican story in the 21st century.

English: Donald Trump at a press conference an...
English: Donald Trump at a press conference announcing David Blaine's latest feat in New York City at the Trump Tower. The photographer dedicates this portrait of Donald Trump to Tony Santiago, Wikipedia editor Marine 69-71, perhaps the most officially recognized and accomplished content contributor to Wikipedia, for his outstanding contributions to improving articles related to his Puerto Rican heritage. He is also a close friend. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
1. Trump Plaza closes, putting 1000 out of their jobs.
http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/mc-atlantic-city-casino-closure-trump-plaza-20140915-story.html

2.  Donald Trump's estimated net worth is $4 Billion.
http://www.forbes.com/profile/donald-trump/

Monday, September 15, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Islamic State in Syria (aka ISIS): a blog debate

Isis
Isis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Howdy
Trust this finds you well
My colleague and good friend, Professor Wayne McCormack, and I engaged in  a “point-counterpoint” blog exchange regarding ISIS and the President’s speech, “Degrade and Destroy”.
The blog posting was hosted by the SJ Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Center for Global Justice (which I co-direct)
I thought you would find the exchange of interest
Thanks,
Amos
 
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Amos N. Guiora
Professor of Law
Co-Director, Center For Global Justice
University of Utah
S.J. Quinney College of Law

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