Day: January 7, 2013

Wasteful and Inept Administrators
Are Ruining Our Colleges

Since the early years of the 20th century, America has boasted the world’s finest universities, but that rosy picture is fading.  The lower quality of American college graduates, the shift of foreign students to Asian and European schools and the slippage in the global rankings of American universities signal a serious decline — this at […]

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The Cost of Unpaid Internships

As 2012 wound down, one piece of higher-ed news drew attention to a subject that matters to many college students: unpaid internships. On December 20, Charlie Rose’s production team agreed to pay a maximum of $250,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by  former interns. Led by Wesleyan alumna Lucy Bickerton, the group claimed that Rose […]

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Why Great Books?

In the January 2013 issue of First Things, Professor Patrick Deneen contends that the decline in the study of great books is to be found in the very arguments within the great books themselves. While these arguments do exist, their role and the extent of their influence, is difficult to assess.  Admittedly the reflexive use of […]

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