The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal discusses a Wall Street Journal article that lists Hamline University‘s law school as one of many across the nation making cuts in the face of declining enrollment. It reports that the school has cut its full-time faculty by 18 percent since 2010. Retirement-related attrition is reducing the numbers even more. The Journal Read more

In writing about the Hamline-Emmer hiring controversy, I asked dozens of faculty and administrators in our Public Insight Network how much of a role personal politics should, and does, play in the hiring of tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty. (Emmer was reportedly rejected over his political views, including his vocal opposition to same-sex marriage.) The general Read more

“That would be money wasted.” — Associate professor Jim Bonilla of Hamline University to the Pioneer Press on the consequence of Hamline hiring Tom Emmer — who’s vocally opposed to same-sex marriage — while maintaining a staff training program on creating safe spaces for gay and lesbian students. Bonilla also recalled to the paper the Read more