In the new HEPI report, “Mixed Media: what universities need to know about journalists so they can get a better press”, veteran journalist Rosemary Bennett addresses the universities’ routine silence in public discussion of education and what they should do to rectify that.
“COVID has put a magnifying glass on existing inequalities,” says Jolanda Jetten, a professor of social psychology at the University of Queensland, “and it’s clear that the degree of suffering is unfairly on the shoulders of the poorer groups in societies, and also the poorest countries in this world.”
Britain’s Academy of Social Sciences has named 37 individuals in its spring 2021 cohort of fellows. New fellows are recognized, after an independent peer review process, for the excellence and impact of their work and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit.
In terms of the organization of academic labor, higher education is ever more sharply divided between, on the one hand, an advantaged minority in full-time, long-term employment and, on the other hand, academia’s reserve army of labor.