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Business schools get great donations from corporations that hire their graduates — but is it a corrupting influence? Don’t ask.

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Assessment follies


In this strip, the academic mice are learning about academic assessment — but don’t question its value!

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Prestigious Publications

Professors get a good deal: light teaching loads in return for contributing original research to add to society’s knowledge. Some of that original research, however, is not all that earth-shaking.

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Another unlikely date

Our hapless academic mouse just can’t seem to find a date. (The sociology faculty may not be the best place to look.)

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Unlikely date

Here our professor mouse learns about the hazards of asking an economist for a date.

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Appropriate Holiday Greetings from academic mice

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The Convenient On-Campus Bookstore

Here the tour guide points out the convenient bookstore — right there on the grounds of our great school. (They say “campus” at most schools, but not at the University of Virginia, where it’s called “The Grounds” because that’s what Thomas Jefferson called it.) Yes, it’s convenient, but the school gets its cut of bookstore revenue, making it all the more important that students shop there! This point can be made many times, but colleges and universities love the revenues of their own operations such as food service and bookstores. Typically the revenues can be spent with much looser controls than apply to other funds.

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Love for the Masses

Elites love the masses, don’t we? Even when they don’t deserve it?

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Civility is Everything

Civility is everything on campus, name calling is always wrong — but what if someone disagrees?

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Special Role for Parents

Most colleges and universities have a special role for parents, a role the academic mice celebrate in this cartoon.