Monthly Archives: September 2014

Declining State Spending on Education Impacts Tuition

“Here is a surprising fact: Public colleges are collecting about the same revenue per student today as they were 25 years ago,” according to a report in the New York Times. “In 1988, educational revenue per full-time equivalent student at … Continue reading

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Lincoln Lecture at NIU

The W. Bruce Lincoln Lecture will be held on Monday 29 September 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Altgeld Auditorium at Northern Illinois University. This year’s speaker is Deborah Cohen, Peter B. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History, … Continue reading

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New Fellowship in Renaissance Art History

The Villa I Tatti research center in Florence has announced a new fellowship in Renaissance art history. One David and Julie Tobey Fellowship, for three months, is available each academic year to support research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts … Continue reading

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The Problem with Bill Gates and ‘Big History’

When Bill Gates heads to the gym, he gets big ideas. One day at the gym, Bill Gates was watching a DVD on Big History by Professor David Christian. “As Gates sweated away on his treadmill, he found himself marveling … Continue reading

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New Report on Jobs for Historians

The American Historical Association (AHA) has released a new report on jobs for historians. The AHA normally issues its job reports in January each year, but has decided to shift the annual report to September, at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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