Archive for April 2015

Photo by Nathan Walls
Photo by Nathan Walls

Higher Ed

Spanish in the World

Rolena Adorno

This is my proposal: to refuse to give up teaching in Spanish. . . . The English language is ubiquitous, but it is neither a universal nor a transparent, nondistorting lens through which all other modern languages can pass, in translation, without loss. . . .

Photo by Dena Michele Rosko
Photo by Dena Michele Rosko

Graduate Studies

Ethical Conundrums: Institutional Pressure and Graduate Student Needs in the Era of Contingency

David B. Downing

The ethical situation seems simple: The market has fewer tenure-track jobs; therefore graduate programs should supply fewer graduates to meet the diminished demand. . . . The problem is that merely shrinking the body count is exactly the wrong thing to do. . . .
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