After the college admissions scandal: A modest proposal | IN 60 SECONDS

The Department of Justice has uncovered a sprawling college admissions scandal. While condemnation has justifiably rained down on the rich parents who paid bribes, the colleges in question are equally culpable. College staff were complicit in these schemes or asleep at the switch. These same colleges won’t abolish legacy admissions or stop reserving seats for…

University funding: What does it buy for students? | IN 60 SECONDS

We often hear that public universities charge higher and higher tuition because state policymakers have cut their funding. Some say then the way to bring tuition down is to bring government funding up. Yet most research finds that when state governments cut or increase funding to public universities, the effect on tuition is quite weak….

What gender scholars get wrong about the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue | FACTUAL FEMINIST

For years, women’s groups have complained about sexy SuperBowl ads. So many are hailing this year’s game as a sign of progress. There were far fewer ads catering to the male gaze, and many new ones promoting women’s causes and scolding men for their moral shortcomings. Well, apparently, Sports Illustrated didn’t get the feminist memo….

Most Republicans View Higher Education As Bad For America

New research from Pew shows us just how far the Republican party itself has devolved in the United States. According to the latest research, 58% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents view colleges and universities, basically higher education in the United States, as bad for this country. 58% of Republicans believe that college is bad. Let…

Nietzsche’s Criticism of German Universities (quote from Twilight of the Idols)

For seventeen years I have never tired of calling attention to the despiritualizing influence of our current science-industry. The hard helotism to which the tremendous range of the sciences condemns every scholar today is a main reason why those with a fuller, richer, profounder disposition no longer find a congenial education and congenial educators. There…

Campus Argument Goes Viral As Evergreen State Is Caught In Racial Turmoil (HBO)

Last month, Evergreen State College in Washington went crazy— when a professor of evolutionary biology named Brett Weinstein objected to a Day of Absence— when white students and faculty were asked to voluntarily leave campus. Weinstein branded it a form of racial segregation. A group of student protesters called him a racist. The confrontation incited…

Investing in Universities – One on One with Senator Dick Durbin

You touched on a good point. The amount of graduates that would graduate from state institutions from around the Midwest that move to Chicago or outlying suburbs, yet there seems to be a move statewide to defund our state university system. And it’s terrible. I’ve been visiting these campuses. I’ve been to Carbondale. Mike Henry…

Apparently Trump Knows Numerous Legal Scholars?

LOTS TO TALK ABOUT IN THE NEWS SO LET’S GET RIGHT INTO IT. ONCE AGAIN, PRESIDENT TRUMP SPENT THE MORNING TWEETING ABOUT THE ONGOING RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. TODAY HE TWEETED: “AS HAS BEEN STATED BY NUMEROUS LEGAL SCHOLARS, I HAVE THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO PARDON MYSELF, BUT WHY WOULD I DO THAT WHEN I HAVE DONE…