NAB Podcast: Henry Reichman on Academic Freedom

As protests spread across the US as a rebellion against police brutality, white supremacy, systematic racism, and fundamentally unjust systems, the freedom of persons of letters, teachers, scholars, students, staff, and other higher education professionals, is all the more essential in order to build toward systemic change in the United States. In order to address … Read More

NAB Podcast: Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson on Spirituality and Higher Learning in Hard Times

As we continue to struggle through these difficult, uncertain, and tragic times globally, it becomes difficult to find our spiritual/moral centers. In today’s episode, we talked with Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, a process philosopher, theologian, and higher education leader, on spirituality and higher education during the pandemic. We explore questions such as: What does pastoral/spiritual … Read More

Inaugural NAB Podcast: James Hall on Lessons from Innovative Higher Education

Welcome to the Inaugural NAB Podcast! The NAB Podcast dialogues with key leaders, scholars, and policy makers in higher education, and especially the liberal arts, exploring both the challenges we face and the opportunities for renewal and revitalization in higher education. Join James Anderson and I as we explore the bold terrain of higher education. … Read More

The COVID-19 Impact on Academia from a Contingent Faculty Perspective

Incessant coughing is bad. Coughing up blood is worse. Thanks to a serious bout of pneumonia last month, I can now attest to that. An emergency room visit notwithstanding, I doubt I will ever know for sure if the illness and my difficulty breathing were the byproducts of COVID-19. When I visited the ER at … Read More