Day: January 29, 2012

Will The NY Times Apologize to Patrick Witt?

The denouement of the Times’ coverage of Duke lacrosse came when then-sports editor Tom Jolly apologized for the paper’s guilt-presuming, error-ridden articles on the case. Will the paper ever get around to giving former Yale quarterback Patrick Witt an apology? With a few days perspective, it’s become clear that the Times‘ mishandling of the Witt […]

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Let’s Be Serious About Higher-Ed

The naysayers started their nitpicking the day after President Obama, in his State of the Union Speech, presented his plan to kick-start America’s sputtering system of higher education.  George Leef of the Pope Center said “Obama’s talk about getting tough with colleges over tuition is pure political blather.”  Hans Bader and others offer another off-center […]

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Has the Higher-Ed Revolution Begun?

It’s happening, almost overnight: what could be the collapse of the near-monopoly that traditional brick-and-mortar colleges and universities currently enjoy as respected credentialing institutions whose degrees and grades mean something to employers. The most dramatic development, just a few days ago, was the decision of robotics-expert Sebastian Thrun to resign from his position as a […]

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