What's Going On At UAardvark?

What's Going On At UAardvark? Lawrence S. Wittner
  • Title: What's Going On At UAardvark?
  • Author: Lawrence S. Wittner
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  • Page: 474
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  • What's Going On At UAardvark? Lawrence S. Wittner What s Going On At UAardvark What s Going On at UAardvark is a fast paced political satire about how an increasingly corporatized modern American university becomes the site of a rambunctious rebellion that turns the nation s ca
    What s Going On at UAardvark is a fast paced political satire about how an increasingly corporatized, modern American university becomes the site of a rambunctious rebellion that turns the nation s campus life upside down.Along the way, there are hilarious encounters with a playboy university president, bizarre U.S military commanders, poetry writing Hells Angels, foulWhat s Going On at UAardvark is a fast paced political satire about how an increasingly corporatized, modern American university becomes the site of a rambunctious rebellion that turns the nation s campus life upside down.Along the way, there are hilarious encounters with a playboy university president, bizarre U.S military commanders, poetry writing Hells Angels, foul mouthed, decadent students, an unusually avaricious corporate titan, gun toting Christian Patriots, a schizophrenic FBI director, hypocritical politicians, a witch like union leader, and a host of other zany characters All in all, What s Going On at UAardvark sets readers off on a laugh filled romp through what has become a serious issue in contemporary America the corporate takeover of higher education.This second edition of the acclaimed novel contains a preface by the author in which he reflects upon nationwide developments since the appearance of the first edition in the spring of 2013 In it, he asks, provocatively When it comes to bizarre behavior on college and university campuses or, for that matter, in the United States how can a writer possibly stay ahead of the curve Lawrence S Wittner, Professor of History emeritus at the State University of New York Albany, is an award winning writer and political activist who taught for 43 years on college and university campuses, in the United States and abroad.
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    About Lawrence S. Wittner


    1. Raised in Brooklyn, NY, Lawrence Wittner attended Columbia College and, in 1967, received his Ph.D in History from Columbia University Thereafter, he taught at Hampton Institute, at Vassar College, at Japanese universities under the Fulbright program , and starting in 1974 at SUNY Albany, where he rose to the rank of Professor History before his retirement in 2010 A prolific, award winning writer, he is the author of nine books and has edited or co edited another four He has also written hundreds of articles and book reviews for scholarly journals, as well as for popular publications such as the Huffington Post His latest published books are his memoirs Working for Peace and Justice and a satirical novel about corporatization and rebellion at an American public university What s Going On at UAardvark A long time activist in social movements, he is currently a national board member of Peace Action the largest peace organization in the United States and the executive secretary of the Albany County Central Federation of Labor, AFL CIO.


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    1. What is going on is real than one might think This hilarious political satire shows a bit of light onto how universities are falling victim to greed and corporate involvement from within administration and where the money is pocketed Great satirical writing Some references will be easily recognizable to many academics and students in academia.The book is fast paced, very entertaining in its portrayal of the infiltration of corporations in places of learning A revolt is bound to happen, but how, [...]

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    2. Absolutely one of the best satirical novels I have read in yearsThe satire continues today Our college campuses are ruled by who donates how much on an annual basis Reading this reminds us to look at higher learning institutions to really assess if the are actually accomplishing what they claim they are I think not.

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    3. Wittner uses his decades of academic experience to skewer every faction of university dysfunction Read in one sitting for optimum amusement

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    4. It was funny in the beginning, but the shtick became too heavy handed.

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