Archive for the ‘Schools & Colleges’ Category

February 4th, 2021 - 9:37 pm § in America, Economics, Schools & Colleges

Biden looking at student debt relief

During the campaign and since, Biden has supported debt relief for student borrowers. There’s a debate going on within his administration about what his authority to act is, without legislation by Congress, and what shape student borrower relief might take. (Read story here.) Right now, itR[...]

February 4th, 2021 - 12:00 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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January 28th, 2021 - 5:27 pm § in Business, Schools & Colleges

Employers starting to back off from demanding degrees

“Eleven years ago, Allie Cornett … left school, and went to work in the hospitality industry as a tour guide. For the next decade, she found herself repeatedly running into the same wall. ‘I have been told multiple times that I have a great resumé, and lots of experience, but no d[...]

January 22nd, 2021 - 12:06 am § in Economics, Schools & Colleges

Biden’s student debt agenda

On Day 1, President Biden extended the freeze on federal student loan payments and interest through September 30, 2021. His $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan, which is subject to congressional approval (Republicans will try to scale it down), does not include student loan forgiveness. However, R[...]

January 21st, 2021 - 2:46 pm § in Misc., News Media, Schools & Colleges

Vox article says, “Kicking people off social media isn’t about free speech.” Or is it?

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitch, and TikTok have suspended Trump’s social media accounts. Many of his extremist followers also were hit with sanctions by social media companies, which have shut down tens of thousands of user accounts, especially those promoting the false Q[...]

January 3rd, 2021 - 1:02 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges

How to finally realize you’re a crummy writer

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December 14th, 2020 - 2:43 pm § in Biden, News Media, Schools & Colleges

WSJ doubles down on Jill Biden insult

Joseph Epstein, 83, is a man of letters. He was editor of Phi Beta Kappa’s magazine from 1975 to 1997, and a visiting lecturer at Northwestern University from 1974 to 2002. His own academic credentials consist of a B.A. from University of Chicago, although he actually studied at the University[...]

November 29th, 2020 - 8:21 am § in Schools & Colleges

Covid-19 breaks college football’s glass ceiling

Interesting thing happened in college football yesterday. Vanderbilt didn’t have a kicker for their game against Missouri, so they borrowed a player from their women’s soccer team. Her name is Sarah Fuller, and she’s the first woman to play in a Power-5 football game. Read story here. Retu[...]

November 24th, 2020 - 10:57 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

The GOP may not have standards, but academia does

Another college professor (see previous story here) is in hot water for online rants (story here). Thomas Brennan (photo, left), an assistant professor of physical sciences at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, which has over 14,000 students, is on administrative leave pending investig[...]

November 16th, 2020 - 11:45 pm § in Biden, Christianity, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion, Schools & Colleges

What a Trumper thinks of Biden voters

The author of this Facebook post (photo below) was a dean and professor of business at a private college, Virginia Wesleyan University, but no longer works there. Read story here and here. As for me, a Biden voter, if this man has any standards I’d like to know what they are, because the man h[...]