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Subject: Afternoon Update: Why Did Slavoj Zizek Become So Popular?
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Why Did Slavoj Žižek Become So Popular?In an era of partisan pandering, he offers something radically different.
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In Competition for Revenues and Students, Financial Aid Shifts From Needy to WealthyOver the last decade nearly 700 colleges and universities have raised the prices paid by their lowest-income students more than the prices paid by their highest-income ones, according to federal data analyzed by The Hechinger Report. Needy students generally still pay less than wealthy ones, but the increased cost is falling more heavily on the families least able to absorb it.
Antisemitic Incidents on College Campuses Jumped 41% Last YearThe increase, to 219 incidents, was part of a 36-percent climb in 2022 of antisemitic harassment, vandalism, and assault in the United States, the highest number on record, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Over all, anti-Zionist and anti-Israel incidents dropped 30 percent, but white-supremacist attacks jumped 102 percent. (ADL, The Chronicle)
Missouri System Scraps Diversity Statements After Republicans Propose to Ban ThemThe university system said on Friday it had provided its four campuses with a standardized “values commitment” that can be sent to prospective employees. The goal is to avoid the sense that job applicants are being asked to submit to “loyalty oaths” or “litmus tests,” as the legislators have contended. (The Kansas City Star, The Chronicle)
GOP-Led States Push Photo-ID Rules for Voting, With Unexpected Impact on StudentsAs a result of a new law in one of those states, Ohio State University has advised its 16,000 out-of-state students not to vote in person on Election Day, for fear that obtaining the needed state ID card could invalidate their driver’s license in their home state and so disrupt their financial aid and residency status. OSU suggested that if they plan to cast Ohio ballots, they do so by mail. (Associated Press)
Frustration Mounts Over Possible Cybersecurity Breach at 5 Louisiana UniversitiesInstitutions affected include the LSU Agricultural Center, Nunez Community College, River Parishes Community College, Southern University at Shreveport, and the University of New Orleans. The incidents follow a network shutdown at Southeastern Louisiana University. (The Advocate)
Staff Members at Goddard College Go on Strike to Demand Pay RaiseStrikers at the Vermont college said they felt taken advantage of after other employees got raises but they did not. The college’s regional accreditor is closely monitoring it because of its financial problems. (WCAX, New England Commission of Higher Education)
Build Your Own College Rankings, in an Online Tool From ‘The New York Times’Unlike other static rankings, the Times’s tool draws on federal and other data sources to devise rankings based on the priorities, goals, and needs identified by each user, whether it’s making money after graduation, low college costs, diversity, academics, athletics, or staying close to home.
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