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Friday Morning Linkage

June 14, 2013




Are we headed to war in Syria?  


This week in contested academic politics…

  • AAUP asks who controls intellectual property rights in MOOCs?
  • Everyone really does hate accrediting agencies.
  • Does being an $%#@hole count against you in a tenure decision?  Do we really have to ask this?
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Jon Western has spent the last fifteen years teaching IR in liberal arts colleges at Mount Holyoke College and the Five Colleges in western Massachusetts. He has an eclectic range of intellectual interests but often writes on international security, U.S. foreign policy, military intervention, and human rights. He occasionally shares his thoughts about professional life in liberal arts colleges. In his spare time he coaches middle school soccer, mentors the local high school robotics team, skis, and sails.