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Topic - Naomi Schaefer Riley
Twenty-one years ago, Oprah Winfrey was engaged to marry Stedman Graham. The marriage never materialized, and even though the two remain together today, Oprah says marriage is not in her future.
An estimated 42 percent of American marriages are interfaith unions, with partners not sharing the same religion or one claiming no religion at all. That change is likely to affect families, marriage survival rates and even local congregations, an author with first-hand knowledge of the subject says.
Conservative commentators and think tanks have rushed in recent days to the defense of embattled journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley, who was fired from her job as a blogger with the widely respected Chronicle of Higher Education for questioning the value of black-studies programs.
Naomi Schaefer Riley's "The Faculty Lounges" has generated a healthy amount of buzz in and out of academe. The focus of this compact and cogently written book is on the institution of tenure.
But she notes, offering John Silber's role as a change agent at Boston University as one example, "when administrators have the backing of the trustees, they can accomplish a good deal."
This could be better achieved, she urges, through the use of long-term contracts accompanied by a performance review process aimed at eliminating the excesses of the tenure system and more closely aligning the interests of administrators, faculty and students.