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>Whether It’s An Intellectual Argument or Fist Fight, The Result’s The Same, Isn’t It?

>TODAY’S NEWS

Old Profs Versus Young Ones
NOT SURPRISING: * GENERATION GAPS ARE EVIDENT IN PROFESSORS’ VIEWS OF THEIR JOBS: baby-boomer professors are much less satisfied, over all, with their jobs, says a paper presented this week at
the annual conference of the American Educational Research
Association. http://chronicle.com/daily/2009/04/16016n.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/daily/2009/04/16016n.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

FOOL’S ERRAND

OF COURSE: * ‘RANKINGS INSTINCT’ IS UNAVOIDABLE IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, EXPERTS SAY: At Wake Forest University’s “Rethinking
Admissions” conference on Thursday, experts seemed to agree that a “rankings instinct” in people made criticism of rankings by “U.S. News” a fool’s errand.
http://chronicle.com/daily/2009/04/16031n.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/daily/2009/04/16031n.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

YOU CAN NEVER TELL

WHO’S STUPID, WHO IS BRIGHT: * HOLISTIC APPROACH IS OVERRATED AS ADMISSIONS TOOL, RESEARCHER SAYS: Studies of business hiring decisions have shown that intuitive assessments of who will succeed are unreliable, a professor of industrial-organizational psychology told a
conference of admissions officials on Thursday.
http://chronicle.com/news/article/?id=6330&utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/news/article/?id=6330&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

OF COURSE THEY DO,

THEY WANT YOU TO BAIL THEM OUT:
* PRESIDENTS OF ASIAN UNIVERSITIES CALL FOR MORE INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS: The global economic crisis has accelerated the need for Asian universities to engage internationally and to
help students and faculty members move more easily from one
country to another, said Asian university presidents at a
conference in Beijing this week.
http://chronicle.com/daily/2009/04/16030n.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/news/article/?id=6330&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

WE ONLY HAVE TWO FEET, 

SO HOW ELSE CAN IT BE BUT A FOOT AT A TIME?
* CAMPUS OFFICIALS SEEK BUILDING EFFICIENCIES, ONE SQUARE FOOT AT A TIME: The efficient use of classrooms, offices, and other
space on college campuses is serious, expensive business.
During hard times like these, the stakes are even higher.
http://chronicle.com/weekly/v55/i32/32a00104.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/weekly/v55/i32/32a00104.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

IT WON’T MATTER MUCH,
WE’LL ALL BE ONE COUNTRY SOON
* UNIVERSITY’S PROPOSED NEW MINOR ALL BUT GUARANTEES AN ‘EH’: A
Canadian university cuts a program in Canadian studies, and an
American university seeks to add one. Go figure.
http://chronicle.com/weekly/v55/i32/32a00601.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/weekly/v55/i32/32a00601.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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THE NEWS BLOG

* Million-Dollar Mystery: Anonymous Donors Even the Colleges
Don’t Know
http://chronicle.com/news/article/?id=6333&utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/news/article/?id=6333&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

* Researcher Signals Approval of New Policy Direction by Naming
a Lichen for Obama
http://chronicle.com/news/article/?id=6332&utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/news/article/?id=6332&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

WHO’S THIS DUNCAN FARK?
* Duncan and Chinese Minister Sign Higher-Education Agreement
http://chronicle.com/news/article/?id=6331&utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/news/article/?id=6331&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en 

AND I HOPE THEY WIN – WE’RE UP TO HERE IN SHAMS
* Law Professors Sue Publisher Over ‘Sham’ Book Supplement
http://chronicle.com/news/article/?id=6328&utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/news/article/?id=6328&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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THE WIRED CAMPUS

OUTRAGEOUS
* Judge Bars the Internet From the Courtroom in a File-Sharing
Case
http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/?id=3720&utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/?id=3720&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

HOW QUAINT
* College Bookstores Move to Put Electronic Textbooks on Their
Shelves
http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/?id=3719&utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/?id=3719&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

STUDENTS REVOLT! EVERY SELF-RESPECTING KID NEEDS E-MAIL HELP. HIRE THE ELDERLY. THEY’RE TECH SAVVY.
* Tech Therapy: A College Leader Talks About Outsourcing E-Mail
http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/?id=3718&utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/?id=3718&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

FOR DETAILS of those articles and other information
technology news online, see The Chronicle’s Wired Campus Blog
at http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/
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CHRONICLE CAREERS

HELL’S CLASSROOM: What faculty members can learn from the “Hell’s
Kitchen” chef Gordon Ramsay.
http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2009/04/2009041701c.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/?id=3718&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

 FOR THOUSANDS OF JOBS, and more help with your career, see
http://chroniclecareers.com/http://chroniclecareers.com/
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RUHBARB REVIEW

BIOCRIMINOLOGY: The biological turn in the social sciences has
led to the development of a new subfield in criminology, writes
Peter Monaghan.
http://chronicle.com/weekly/v55/i32/32b00401.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=enhttp://chronicle.com/weekly/v55/i32/32b00401.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

BRAINSTORM: LIVES OF THE MIND: A blog on ideas, culture, and the
arts. Today’s posts include:
http://donwhiteportfolio.blogspot.comDon White Portfolio

BOILING THE POT OF BROHAHA
* JACKSON: VIRGINIA TECH’S DIVERSITY DISTINCTIONS:
http://chronicle.com/review/brainstorm/article/?id=1306&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

* GHILARDUCCI: AMERICANS’ FEELINGS TOWARD FAT CATS:
http://chronicle.com/review/brainstorm/article/?id=1305&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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ARTS & LETTERS DAILY

Sir John Maddox, the skeptical prophet who enlivened the journal
“Nature,” has died at the age of 83.
http://aldaily.com/?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHAT’S HAPPENING ON CAPITOL HILL?:
Read Political Disconnect, http://PoliticalDisconnect.blogspot.com

HOW ASIA GLOBALIZED HIGHER EDUCATION: Hear how from Kishore
Mahbubani, author of “The New Asian Hemisphere,” at The
Chronicle Leadership Forum in June. View the entire program and
register today at a special early-bird rate at
http://chronicle.com/leadershipforum/.http://chronicle.com/leadershipforum/.
http://chronicle.com/leadershipforum/?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

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