The U.S. Senate Pushes To Give Universities More ‘Skin In The Game’
High default rates are in part the product of low graduation rates at many colleges. “Approximately 70 percent of borrowers who default on their loans withdrew from college before completing their program.”
Trigger warnings, colleges, and the ‘Swaddled Generation’
Praising Chicago’s example, Purdue President Mitch Daniels laid out the stakes in a telephone interview: “If universities want to embarrass themselves with their behavior, allowing people to be shouted down or disinvited, that’s their problem.
How Am I Supposed to Learn Anything Without a Lazy River and Wet Wall?
It’s easy to blame sheer greed for colleges raising their prices at breakneck speeds . . . but it would be wrong to conclude they’re doing it only because they’re hopelessly money-grubbing. No . . . colleges often have to furnish expensive amenities, dorms, etc., to compete for students.
The Real Cost Of College
When considering government support for American higher education as a whole, subsidies for colleges and universities are—even on a per-student basis and despite the enrollment explosion—greater than ever before.
Columbia Multicultural Advisors: Put Trigger Warning on Ovid’s Metamorphoses
The Trigger Warning Warriors . . . likely consider themselves immune to criticism. In fact, in their minds criticism of their Trigger Warning and re-education demands likely reinforces their view that the Western classics are oppressive.
Big-name commencement speakers: revered tradition or a waste of time and money?
Bills in New Jersey and Illinois have proposed banning public universities from using public funds to pay for commencement speakers.
Is a “bias incident reporting” system any better than a speech code?
Colorado’s Bias Incident Reporting system will become a wet blanket thrown over free speech on campus. Eventually, it will probably be challenged on First Amendment grounds, but even if it falls, look for the people on campus who really believe that speech should be controlled rather than free to come up with something else.
Corinthian Should Just Be a Sideshow
The overall problems in higher ed dwarf proprietary schools, and no amount of anti-profit zealotry will change that. So let’s stop obsessing over what should be sideshows.
The Future Of An Illusion: The Higher Ed “Funding Cuts” Myth
“If over the past three decades car prices had gone up as fast as tuition, the average new car would cost more than $80,000.”
Are Students Customers?
Everything we know about where the higher education mission is headed today tells me that the notion of the student as a customer is becoming dominant in this trade-off and a big part of me is pained by the fact that, for example, the humanities and liberal arts are the losers, and with them, the pursuit of learning for its sake.