From Reason: Texas has a reputation as a business-friendly state that favors the free market and consumer choice over heavy government regulation. But when it comes to education reform and school choice, they’re actually behind…
Bridge-Blocking Student Demonstrators at University of Texas-Austin Obstruct Traffic to Protest Trump
Yes, blocking traffic to a major bridge and road sounds like a reasonable protest of Donald Trump’s Election Day victory (sarcasm).
Panel at UT-Austin Debates Campus Carry, Includes Virginia Tech Shooting Survivor
One of the panelists was a graduate of Virginia Tech University, where there was a fatal shooting incident on their campus in 2007, who is currently seeking a PhD at Texas-Austin.
Anti-Gun Rights Protesters Use Sex Toys to Protest Campus Carry
What? Only in Austin, Texas does this make any sense (if it makes any sense at all, to begin with).
Three Texas Professors Lawsuit Tries to Block Campus Carry at UT-Austin
Concealed firearms violates their constitutional rights, say three college professors at University of Texas-Austin.
Getting to Know Goethe
Occasionally you can actually learn about classic authors at the Modern Language Association (MLA). Attended by thousands of English professors from around the world, too often the MLA emphasizes the “Modern” part of their acronym…
Aging at the MLA
One way in which the world’s largest conclave of English professors—the Modern Language Association (MLA)—lives up to its name is to leave attendees at its annual conferences with a new vocabulary that they cannot shake….
From Stalinist Russia, With Love
In Stalinist Russia, they had a love-hate relationship with the United States: Stalin hated it but the writers he dispatched to the U. S. on investigatory trips got to rather like it. Ilya Ilf and…
MLA Deconstructs Middle East
When the Modern Language Association (MLA) deconstructs something, it stays scrambled. Thousands of English professors attend the annual MLA conferences and just about every English Department is represented there. At this year’s meeting in Austin,…
Patchwork Girl @ the MLA
Growing old is hard enough without a cadre of pedagogues telling you what it means. “Critical aging does not toss the baby out with its ideological bathwater,” LaSalle professor Emily Mattingly said at this year’s…