|Big Trouble at Little Shimer: What’s happening to Chicago’s Great Books college?||Chicago Weekly||3/3/2010||Sam Feldman||Focus on 2/28 Assembly vote; good background; somewhat confused about relative size of last two campuses|
|Anonymous Donor Outed in Debate Over Small College's Mission||Chronicle of Philanthropy (subscription)||2/26/2010||Andy Markowitz||Poor, poor Barre Seid. How hard his life must be.|
|At a Tiny College, an Epic Battle Over Academic Authority||Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription -- but ask around)||2/25/2010||Don Troop||A merciful focus on the real issue of governance, rather than ideological distractions.|
|Who's Buying Shimer?||Chicago Reader||2/25/2010||Deanna Isaacs||Deanna takes it up a notch; good details on the covert purchase of the Board and the mysterious COTUS issue.|
|Shimer College in Power Struggle: Board, president seek independence from partnership with students||Chicago Tribune||1/27/2010||Ron Grossman||A shameful mess of an article. The first sentence is accurate; the rest, not so much.|
|The Conservative Menace: Is an influx of neocon board members threatening Shimer College’s egalitarian tradition?||Chicago Reader||12/10/2009||Deanna Isaacs||Although problematic, this article pretty much broke the story; at the time, few took the claims of conspiracy seriously, and the role of Barre Seid was still unknown.|
A WBEZ reporter has been working on a piece, but as far as I know, there is still no word as to when it will come out, or what form it will take.