Letter to The New York Times

Letter to The New York Times

The New York Times has published a brief letter that I wrote in response to an op-ed piece entitled “The War in Washington Square” by my NYU colleague Jeff Goodwin, who is a professor of sociology. Here’s the text of my letter as they published it: I...
Less Confused

Less Confused

I’m a little less confused than I’ve been. In my post “Disagreeing with the Vote of No Confidence,” I was struck by the number 682 — the number of voters eligible to participate in last week’s FAS vote of no confidence in President...
More Insights from Inside Higher Ed

More Insights from Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed published a piece about last week’s vote of no confidence this morning. The piece’s title, “‘No Confidence’ in the System,” captures its overall approach, which shifts attention away from the focus (and the ad...
Insights from Inside Higher Ed

Insights from Inside Higher Ed

The best recent piece that I’ve seen about NYU’s Global Network University is “Global Ambitions” by Elizabeth Redden, which was published on the Inside Higher Ed website on March 11. It’s well researched: Redden spoke with both proponents...
Less Disappointed in The Daily Beast

Less Disappointed in The Daily Beast

Another piece of recent journalism that I found profoundly disappointing was Anya Kamentz’s piece “Should Top U.S. Colleges Expand Overseas?” published online in The Daily Beast on March 5. If you look for the piece on the Beast website, you might...
It’s Time for Real Conversations

It’s Time for Real Conversations

The 15th of March is over in Abu Dhabi as I write; it has about an hour left to go back in New York, where (the weather Channel website tells me) it’s presently 46 F with freezing rain and snow showers predicted for Saturday afternoon. Here in Abu Dhabi the sun...