Remember the brouhaha at DePaul over the firing of the law school’s dean? Turns out the American Bar Association doesn’t actually care that much. The school’s accreditation won’t be affected. But that doesn’t mean some of the faculty of the law school are done stamping their feet. If you’re a student there, does any of this matter at all to you?
The fifth annual Printer's Ball comes to Columbia College tomorrow night. It’s all free. The night includes poetry readings, printmaking demonstrations, music and the chance to pick up copies of dozens of literary publications and see what writers across the city are doing. Details here.
Higher ed cuts in Illinois – notably MAP grants – aren’t by any means the exception these days. The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at funding cuts nationwide and how public universities are responding. Some have reserves they can dip into, but others are raising tuition. Most states are finding that stimulus funds for education won’t be enough to fill the gaps.
Three student journalists and a professor from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks leave this week for a month-long embed in Iraq with a Stryker brigade. You can follow their updates on the group’s blog, and they’ll be filing dispatches for media outlets across Alaska.
Waxen sorority chicks … Is there some kind of Alpha Kappa Alpha (aka AKA) conspiracy going on we don’t know about? First, Alexander Russo posited that the sorority was somehow tangled up in Clout Goes to Preschool (check out the comments, too). Now, the Sun-Times says, the African-American sorority is trying to oust its president and in a lawsuit, some members say that President Barbara McKinzie embezzled from the sorority and bought jewelry and televisions with a sorority credit card. (Gee, we haven't heard that before.)
The waxing on the cake? McKinzie commissioned a $45,000 sculpture of herself for inclusion in some kind of a Madame Tussauds facility housing likenesses of sorority and fraternity notables.
Anyone know if she was similarly frugal when she served as a CHA executive?