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Bradley Butterfield: We must value liberal arts education

While efforts to make higher education more manageable and affordable for nontraditional students are laudable, the troubling assumptions behind Walker’s remarks and the flexible-degree option are tha... read more

Prof Who Won't Recommend a Pro-Gun Student Is Everything That's Wrong with Academia

But—and this point needs to be stressed—her reasons for not wanting to recommend Sarah are abhorrent. Sarah's views about guns have nothing do with being a good student ... left (particularly in the l... read more

A Univ. of Wisconsin campus pushes plan to drop 13 majors including English, history and philosop

The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point has ... to students. Critics see something else: a waning commitment to liberal arts education and a chance to lay off faculty under new rules that weakene... read more

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Is The Student Loan Debt Bubble Bursting? (updated)

Recently I was stunned to read that American Federation of Teachers, the union I belonged to before retiring had come out with an early endorsement of HRC. Sorry, but my initial reaction was WTF? ... read more

Students defend professor after sit-in over racial climate

Nora Cisneros, a graduate student who participated in the sit-in, said the group chose to hold their protest because ... “It is disturbing that students would make such unfounded accusations based on ... read more

The Times ‘Unearths’ The Law School Scam, But Still Can’t Explain It

It’s the common defense of the law students ... liberal arts degrees every year. English, Romance Languages, Philosophy — these are all things that provide the backdrop for a fascinating life of the m... read more

Rauner budget would mean UI loses a third of state funding

That's an unprecedented 31.5 percent funding cut ... say, 'If you want to learn to live at current tax rates, these are the changes that will be required,'" Brown said. Rauner's plan to reduce the sta... read more

Students go at own pace at school without boundaries

But then she discovered Western Governors University. The university was started by a group of governors from the West who wanted to make education accessible to adult students with busy lives. It's a... read more

Against the cultural anthropologists

The Guardian piece which I linked to also was not entirely clear on this point. In other words ... Those who agree with my position understand exactly why I would say this. For example, here is a port... read more

Smith College Paper Considers the Word 'Crazy' an 'Ableist Slur'

Kaminer was accused of committing "an explicit act of racial violence" by a student with a poor grasp of what violence ... Wall Street Journal op-ed titled "Liberals Are Killing the Liberal Arts." Sil... read more

Student debt should be tweaked, not sold

Death write-offs are not yet a frequent occurrence because HELP is used mainly by young people and started less than 25 years ago. As of 2011, fewer than 10,000 of the 2.7 million people who had taken ... read more

This isn't their first superannuation betrayal

The Liberal party has always opposed universal superannuation ... And 70 per cent is the level adjudged by income specialists and welfare groups as the appropriate level of disposable income needed in ... read more

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