Monthly Archives: March 2012

Thoughts on UNM Athletics

Academe, n.:  An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.:  A modern school where football is taught. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does … Continue reading

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Stanley Ikenberry on the Commodification of Education

In 2001 the Chronicle of Higher education reported on the final words of the departing president of the American Council on Education, Stanley O. Ikenberry.  Ikenberry served as A.C.E. president over four years and scheduled a return in June of … Continue reading

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Some Perils of Public-Private Collaboration in Albuquerque: Phillips and Eclipse

In this article we will look at some of the perils that happened with public funds going for private gain.  These case studies will revolve around Albuquerque with two companies operating there in the early aughties: Phillips Semiconductors and Eclipse … Continue reading

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Air Force Drops Airborne Laser

Latest news about an old high tech military project I covered here before ( Now the Airborne Laser is being discontinued. However I doubt the money saved will be going into anything like feeding the poor.  Not to mention the … Continue reading

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Notes on University of New Mexico and Fundraising

Here’s some examples of the growing trend of universities using private donations to fund their programs. UNM held a fashion show back in November 20th 1999 to raise funds for one of its libraries. The “Fashion for the 21st Century” … Continue reading

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