“Monte Verde University 2045” is now! (viz., UVM on the corporate dole)

It is refreshing to see some biting satire of higher education being presented by United Academics in a “staged reading and discussion of  cautionary comic tale about the future of the corporate university,” suggesting how how “we can stop UVM from becoming Monte Verde U”.  But 2045? Well, how about 2017! Wall Street fingerprints are

What does neoclassical bullying look like? Here are the blow-by-blow ugly details in UVM’s Dept. of Economics!

In the middle of my reappointment review period in October 2016, I was approached by a higher ranked “colleague” in the Dept of Economics at the University of Vermont while walking with a student to proctor a make-up exam. Instead of a supportive “good luck with your reappointment and promotion,” however, I was greeted with a

Prosecutor in Chief – UVM’s Dept of Economics Chair moved to suppress evidence of my teaching effectiveness

Take a look at the email I found today in the pile of emails released per my public records request (see link below).  It is an email showing Econ. Dept. Chair Solnick acting like a prosecutor trying to have Associate Dean Patty Corcoran’s letter of support for my reappointment removed from my dossier before sending

UVM Dept. of Economics purge ‘smoking-gun’ email found and released. Will the Provost ignore this? Probably.

Some revealing (and quite appalling) email exchanges between Chair of the University of Vermont’s Department of Economics and several senior members of the department cast new light on my purge allegation. An email obtained from one of my public records requests, per the Vermont Public Records Act, demonstrates a shared motivation to make sure I get

Don’t Be Fooled by Harvard Econ. Dept. Chair Greg Mankiw’s Fake Claims of His Unbiased Economics 10

Reading Mankiw’s defense against protesters of his “mainstream” economics lectures at Harvard, I noticed a remarkable similarity to the claims against my teaching by the UVM’s Dept of Economics chair — who happens to be a Harvard econ grad, so hardly surprising. Mankiw uses the same arguments UVM’s Chair of the Department of Economics is using against my