4:33 PM, May 15, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Peter Jacobs of Business Insider reports:
High-school senior Ronald Nelson had an incredibly hard decision to make this year about college — mainly because he got into all eight Ivy League universities.
And, if he didn’t care for the Ivies, he had some other desirable alternatives. To include:
Stanford, Johns Hopkins, New York University, Vanderbilt, and Washington University in St. Louis.
But Harvard would, of course, be his choice. If Harvard accepts you, then you could not imaginably reject Harvard.
Mr. Nelson did, indeed, go with the Crimson. But a different shad and in a vastly different part of the world. Seems that:
In the end, he decided on the University of Alabama and rejected offers from all eight Ivy League schools.
An introduction.12:00 PM, Apr 18, 2015 • By ZEV CHAFETS
Every spring, thousands of American higher learning institutions and tens of thousands of high schools send their graduates off with a commencement ceremony. A centerpiece of the event, as old as American education itself, is the commencement speech. At their best, these speeches furnish students with wise and inspiring advice for the future. The choice of speaker is also part of the message; it signals the sort of person of whom the university, college, or high school approves.
Gleanings and observations.4:34 PM, Apr 8, 2015 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
Start with those old enough to be graduating from law school. The law business ain’t exactly what it used to be -- so hungry for new lawyers that anyone with a law degree could find work and earn enough to start chipping away at his or her student loan, unless responding to government incentives to wipe the loan from the books seemed more attractive. Those halcyon days may never return, but the worst seems to be over.
Eviscerated by Columbia Journalism School report, magazine refuses to issue pink slips.
7:14 AM, Apr 7, 2015 • By WHITNEY BLAKE
If anyone was unsure of the veracity of Rolling Stone's account of an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, the final nail is now in the story's coffin. Sunday night, the Columbia School of Journalism released its much anticipated blistering report on the magazine's November feature.
7:37 AM, Mar 31, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
Less than four months ago, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice had concluded that the transgendered are among the classes of persons protected, unbeknownst to the framers of the legislation at the time, by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Rotary Phones Next?11:01 PM, Feb 8, 2015 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Scott Walker has proposed higher education budget reforms and many people in higher education are unhappy.
11:07 AM, Jan 19, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The president is proposing more higher education (at the community college level) as a cure for our economic woes. Along with some substantial tax increases, of course. But is more college the answer?
7:01 AM, Jan 9, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
Previewing an item from his upcoming State of the Union address, President Obama announced a "Free Community College" plan
1:21 PM, Oct 3, 2014 • By JOHN LONDREGAN
The Council of the Princeton University Community voted on Monday to gut due process for students accused of sexual misconduct. The week before last it was the turn of the faculty to genuflect as the hearse bearing the remains of due process rolled past. This unsavory episode highlights two parlous issues. First, there is the problem of sexual misconduct on campus, which was always at unacceptable levels and appears to be getting worse. Second, there is the dangerous license federal agencies have to rewrite law.
11:33 AM, Sep 30, 2014 • By CLAUDIA ANDERSON
The Factual Feminist warns that a “little army of junior assistant deans and harassment apparatchiks are quietly repealing the free speech protections of the First Amendment.”
A worthless initiative in Florida.
4:08 PM, Aug 25, 2014 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
Florida Polytechnic “University” (it isn’t accredited) is making headlines this week by opening a bookless library. Instead of checking out traditional codex books, students will be forced to read class material on tablets, e-readers, and/or laptops. According to the middle-aged librarians and bureaucrats who run the school, a bookless library will appeal to the youth.