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What’s in a Name?: Lougheed, Buffett, Shakespeare (Report from the General Faculties Council Meeting, 3 February 2014)

Collegial governance is not having an easy time of it at the University of Alberta’s General Faculties Council (GFC). Four items came before the Council at its meeting last Monday, with only one of these an action item, and items … Continue reading

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“How Our Universities Can Compete” 2: Let’s Imagine

There has been other important news at the University of Alberta today — though there hasn’t been a peep or a Tweet about it from the University administration. In the latest world university rankings from QS, officially out today, two … Continue reading

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“What did Indira say?”: The President’s Town Hall, 19 April 2013

I am going to keep this short. Last Friday’s Presidential Town Hall was too depressing to report on at length. In the face of devastating cuts to the University we are told to cling to “Excellence” for comfort. I really must … Continue reading

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Letter to the Provost & Visit to the Provincial Legislature

The letter to the Provost, Carl Amrhein, is now speedily proceeding, with the signatories to the letter to the VP Finance & Administration, Phyllis Clark, reviewing it in Google docs. If you would like to be included in the review … Continue reading

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Letter to the VP Finance & Administration, Phyllis Clark

Last Monday (16 January 2012), the Edmonton Journal published an article in which the Provost of the University of Alberta implied that members of the Faculty of Arts at the University who are challenging the cuts for this budget year and next … Continue reading

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