It really is interesting how the other half lives, particularly when it comes to the Poo Bahs who rule over our institutions. Their lives are just so…different. I worry about losing my job, because that would be a … Learn more.
As I’ve pointed out so many times before, the administrative caste on campus is an expensive irrelevancy. Even a campus with but a dozen faculty (making $35k a year) might sport two dozen or so administrators, each get… Learn more.
While certainly the student loan scam is a big factor in the debasement of higher education, I fear I’ve overlooked how much the plundering “leaders” of higher education are a factor here. A century ago, the Pre… Learn more.
In Ye Olden Days of Higher Education, college was about classes during the week and partying on the weekends. You didn’t even party every weekend, since sometimes you had papers and tests, and you certainly didn’t pa… Learn more.
I don’t mean to harp on the fraud of community college in particular, but it seems like every week another sign of how much of a rip-off these places are gets tossed in my face. I’m starting to get picky about th… Learn more.
I know, I’ve written about the academic atrocity at UNC a few times, but obviously all I know for certain is what’s been published. I’ve made some conjectures, of course, based on what I know of how higher educatio… Learn more.
Even if your college or university has suffered from excessive administrative in-fighting, I doubt that it has come anywhere close to match the following situation, reported in the Bangkok Post in Thailand: “A… Learn more.
So I’m looking at Cooper Union, a school that was recently plundered wholesale by administration. This really isn’t that special an occurrence; across the country, school after school is being looted like this. T… Learn more.
"It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of … Learn more.
When I tell people what’s going on in higher education, the tales are often so bizarre that I completely understand why I’m greeted with disbelief. Many times I’ve mentioned the epic arrogance of administration,… Learn more.