The Corporatised University
The University has become a brand. The degree is the commodity. And the students are the customers.
Top heavy administration, the obsession with income and ratings, and many other troubling factors have undermined the traditional role of the university as the critic and conscience of society – particularly in the faculties of science and the social sciences.
Many academics are deeply troubled by the shrinking universe of the university. Professor Peter Wills is one of them.
What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words
Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the hidden history of climate change — and in particular, when the major coal, oil and gas companies became aware of the problem, and what they knew about it …