Category Archives: Richard Peck

Tuition Hikes and Protests in the 1990’s

The 1990’s when I was a student was an era of increases in tuition, and resistance to it, at many American campuses. Here is an account of ones that happened when I started my higher education, and the broader analysis … Continue reading

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Barbed Wire and Public Art: Reflections on the Controversy of “Cultural Crossroads of the Americas” by Bob Haozous

Barbed wire was invented in the 1860‘s, the same time that the United States was fortifying its western conquest via Manifest Destiny. It is a fierce thing to look at and to come in contact with. Steel fencing with sharp … Continue reading

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Larry Willard: Profile of a Power Elitist, part 2

(part 2 of 5) Willard as a Philanthropist, and on the Board of Regents at UNM Along with his reputation in the banking industry, Willard also made a name for himself in the philanthropic field. Willard has sat on the … Continue reading

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Richard Peck, former UNM president and Corporate Shill

Going through my research I thought to write an article about the former president of UNM during my tenure there.  Richard Peck, or Dr. Richard Peck as he or one of his flunkies would call him.  The Strangelovian atmosphere of New … Continue reading

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Increase in federal research dollars at UNM in the 1990’s

There was once someone who said to a journalist, “follow the money.” There is a reason for this.  Money always leaves some type of trail.  And that trail leads to bigger things found out. I have written extensively about the … Continue reading

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What is the Board of Regents?

Yesterday I wrote a little about the Board of Regents in relation to the recent presidential search at UNM.  One of their main tasks is to appoint the president of the university.  With all the hoopla about the presidential search, … Continue reading

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The UNM Presidential Search Exposes the Authoritarian Distribution of Power at the University System

Here is a modified article I originally wrote back in 2002 for the Lobotomy, a short-lived alternative publication based around UNM.  I publish it here in the urgency of the current presidential search at University of New Mexico to use … Continue reading

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