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Articles by Simon Liebling (17)


Liebling ’12: Stacking the deck

November 3, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Six professors sit on the Presidential Search Campus Advisory Committee.


Liebling ’12: The Simmons legacy

September 29, 2011 Comments are Disabled

No prospective student priced out of Brown has ever been the talk of campus.


Simon Liebling ’12: Why we bother

November 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled

University corporatization, though, assimilates schools like Brown into the masses of commercialized institutions, leaving no room for the dissent that our society relies on universities to provide.


Simon Liebling ’12: Kertzer’s Brown, Inc. legacy

November 12, 2010 1 comment

Announcing the end of a 45-year transformation from one of the University’s foremost student radicals to a bureaucratic Brown, Inc. acolyte, President Ruth Simmons took the opportunity last week to praise departing Provost David Kertzer ’69 P’95 P’98 for what will likely be his last administrative pet project — his unsuccessful attempt to push through unpopular and unneeded tenure reforms over widespread faculty disapproval.


Simon Liebling ’12: Brown, Inc. and the death of the university-college

October 29, 2010 Comments are Disabled

As Brown transforms itself into a dime-a-dozen research university, it will attract students who are happy to treat it like one.


Simon Liebling ’12: A Brown, Inc. education

September 23, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Education — the one-size-fits-all defense for the transgressions of Brown, Inc. in the age of university corporatization, the easy rationalization of the contradiction of the profit-seeking non-profit institution.


Simon Liebling ’12: Brown, Inc.

September 10, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The truth is that our university is commercializing, replacing public interest with profit interest. The national phenomenon of university corporatization has at long last arrived at Brown.


Simon Liebling ’12: The right side of history

April 16, 2010 Comments are Disabled

The movement to divest from companies profiting from Israel’s illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories could, in retrospect, become the moral imperative of our time.


Simon Liebling ’12: Blood money

April 9, 2010 Comments are Disabled

University investments are how global problems become campus problems.


Simon Liebling ’12: Grin and bear it

March 25, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Another year, another tuition hike, another chorus of compliant students racing to be the first to thank our benevolent administrators for once again balancing their budget on our backs. Judging just by the gratitude some of us expressed for the Corporation’s infinite financial wisdom, you’d think they’d frozen our tuition and cancelled layoffs. But no, we masochists just love it when they jack up our expenses five percent and fire more staff while Building Brown continues apace.