Day: December 1, 2013

POLITICO Screws Up on Campus Hearings

Most parents, college graduates, or even legislators could be excused for lacking a detailed sense of the state of affairs on college campuses today, since higher education policy issues rarely emerge in the mainstream media. This pattern makes the one-sided coverage in the one newspaper–the New York Times–that regularly covers higher-ed issues especially objectionable. A […]

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Going for the Gold:
Universities Gamble Big-Time on Research

Like compulsive Las Vegas gamblers, many university presidents like to make big bets hoping for large payoffs. And like most gamblers, they usually lose. But they have a big advantage over those going to Vegas: they are gambling with other people’s money.  The most famous form of higher education gambling involves football and basketball, where […]

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