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Once more unto the breach

Okay, if you’re new to college teaching as a grad student or one of those former grad students hired off the street to meet enrollment demand, we recommend reading the following title to hang onto your mental health: “Notes from the Academic Underground,”…


Fred Waage writes a novel(la)

Review of “The Birth Spoon” by Fred Waage East Tennessee State University English professor (since 1978) Fred Waage claimed on the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment chat board that writing literature and criticism are equivalent. Any lit prof can write…


Chapter 8 — Yes it does flow downhill (draft)

Editors Note: The usual disclaimer. What follows is fiction by Barry Roberts Greer printed here, though we plan to distance ourselves from any association once our commitment to publish the draft is fulfilled. We had no idea he intended to to this. Chapter…


The best damned book on higher education

Forget all the stats and commentary. Read “Notes from the Academic Underground,” the best damned book we’ve found yet on higher education in America. It’s in the top 10 Kindle books on college, and the top 20 on higher education. We quote from…