Academia is supposed to be a place of scholarship, an environment free of conflicting interests and only dedicated to the search for knowledge. But according to a report by The New York Times Wall Street has weaseled their way into the ivory tower to slant the scholarship in their favor. Those academics who play ball and support the views Wall Street likes are handsomely rewarded.
|By: Robert W Fuller Saturday December 7, 2013 4:45 pm|
In choosing the academic life, most teachers expect to be part of a community committed to freedom, fairness, and justice. It’s the rare academic who does not take pride in belonging to an honorable profession.
|By: David Swanson Friday September 27, 2013 7:00 pm|
Students used to get out of tests and assignments by explaining to sympathetic professors that they had been busy protesting the war on Vietnam. The times they are a changin.
Today college professors lead teach-ins to protest the absence of an all-out U.S. war on Syria.
|By: Steve Horn Monday September 16, 2013 7:15 pm|
A peek behind the curtain show the study’s results – described as “unprecedented” by EDF – may have something to do with the broad spectrum of industry-friendly backers of the report which include several major oil and gas companies, individuals and foundations fully committed to promoting the production and use of fracked gas in the U.S.
|By: Steve Horn Friday December 7, 2012 3:56 pm|
Weeks after SUNY Buffalo’s upper-level administration gave the Shale Resources and Society Institute (SRSI) the boot due to its gas industry public relations effort masked as a “study,” University of Texas-Austin’s (UT-Austin) administration has somewhat followed suit for its own “frackademia” study.
The decision comes in the aftermath of an independent review of a controversial study completed under UT-Austin’s auspices.