Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks authored a commentary that ran in the Wall Street Journal Dec. 16 on the topic of the American Studies Association’s resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. Read More
Professor Jonathan Marks, Politics has written a satire on a recent meeting of the American Studies Association for The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has also written for Commentary magazine on the impact of online courses on higher education, and if MOOCS are reaching the underserved the courses promised to help.
NOTE: The Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) has asked International Medical Corps to help deal with the disaster in the Philippines, and Rabih Torbay is being deployed there today. As a result, the talk scheduled for Nov. 13 has been postponed. Read More
Jonathan Marks, associate professor of politics, has an essay, “In Fighting Cheating, Character Counts,” published in Inside Higher Ed Oct. 25. In the essay he outlines philosophies on how the classroom environment can discourage cheating, and what is the role of the faculty member in encouraging honesty.
Ursinus College will host the annual meeting of the Society of Policy Scientists, bringing interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners who work on complex societal problems to the campus Oct. 24 through 26. Read More
A personal account of life on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan was offered to students during a visit by Samea Shanori, an Afghan student in her senior year at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Read More
Associate Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks takes a light look at rankings and data in this Chronicle of Higher Education essay.