Day: November 14, 2014

The “Gainful Employment” Rule is Sheer Folly

Since the UNC athletic/academic scandal has faded, the hottest topic in the realm of higher education has been the so-called “gainful employment” regulations released by the Department of Education at the end of October. An avalanche of articles have been written exploring the issue involved, namely the large percentage of students who graduate from occupational […]

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Science, History, and Education

Science students generally receive an abysmal education in the humanities. Having recently published an article on science education in Public Discourse, I was especially sensitive to comments by Gilbert Meilaender in The New Atlantis, “Who Needs a Liberal Education?” After stating the importance of historical development in the humanities, Meilaender writes, “But a physics undergraduate […]

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