Posts Tagged ‘Colleges’

September 20th, 2017 - 6:29 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

Inflation on Campus

American Enterprise InstituteLike Page March 25 at 3:00pm · There is no other consumer good or service whose price has increased over the last 20 years that even comes close to the soaring cost of college tuition and college textbooks, which have both tripled in price and increased by 200% since 19[...]

January 31st, 2017 - 12:47 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Science

Trump Creates Academic Turnmoil

TRAVEL BAN THROWS RESEARCH, ACADEMIC EXCHANGE INTO TURMOILBOSTON (AP) – Universities across the nation say President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries is disrupting vital research projects and academic exchanges in such fields as medicine, public health and engi[...]

July 25th, 2016 - 9:57 pm § in Misc.

The week Turkish government closed down a total of 15 universities.

Dear Colleagues, The week Turkish government closed down a total of 15 universities.   There are 165 universities in Turkey; 103 of them are public, 62 are private.  All the universities that have been closed down are private.  The government has stated that the students  will be placed in othe[...]

February 20th, 2016 - 9:22 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

A free market solution to the cost of college


January 6th, 2015 - 12:14 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Taxpayers Pay 3 million dollars to football coach?

    Does the University of Michigan’s New Football Coach Need Food Stamps? Dean Baker, Huff Post:  It turns out that the taxpayer subsidy to Jim Harbaugh is equal to an awful lot of food stamps, which are a useful reference point here, since Republicans have tried to vilify the program. If[...]

October 25th, 2014 - 3:34 am § in America


In response to a request I have deleted the original text of this post from July 22, 2014.  The edited post follows below. Let me explain.  William Deresiewicz, former Yale Professor, author and contributor at The Nation and The New Republic, wrote a very thoughtful piece with the title used above[...]

September 17th, 2014 - 9:10 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

“The one thing we don’t do yet – we don’t graduate any Cougar doctors” WSU Regent Mike Worthy

    Should WASU have its own medical school? WSU Regents have voted to seek accreditation for its own medical school.  This is resulting in an  embarrassing “food fight” over a trivial sum of $24 million dollars funding from the 2015 legislative session at a time when the state budg[...]

May 12th, 2014 - 3:31 am § in Schools & Colleges

Why go to the UW? I .. A Community College Professor Speaks

This post at the AAUP listserv came as part of a lengthy discussion of the role of the community colleges in replacing the first two years of a college education .. the years we hope give students a broad basis for later life.  The reply by Professor Kinsel is worth reading because it shows how [&h[...]

April 7th, 2014 - 9:50 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Do UW Students Need Busses?

Over at the AAUP listserv, Robert Wood notes: I saw this interesting article in the Seattle Times about how the possible KC Metro transit cuts may negatively affect students, especially those with long commutes:  I note also that The Seattle Times appears to be taking a neutral stand on Prop 1, whi[...]

January 27th, 2014 - 4:30 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

UPDATE: A Response to OpEds on GWU

Public-University Group Offers Alternative to Obama’s College-Rating Plan                                          This article in The Chronicle raises the very important issue of standards.  Sadly, while this debate is being focused n universities tha[...]