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Category Archives: budget crises

Our Internal and Public Messaging about Administrative Bloat

Bonuses, both for performance and longevity, have become commonplace for higher-ed administrators at both public and private institutions. Indeed, these bonuses have become so commonplace that they now generally go … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

World Cup: American Education 0

I did not watch the World Cup soccer game between Brazil and Germany, but I have been unable to escape the media coverage of the 7-1 “record-setting” football event, including … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

More on the situation at Northern New Mexico.

A few hours ago, Aaron posted a story about the situation at Northern New Mexico College.  I’m told that this is a blog written by Northern New Mexico faculty.  Here are … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

So Everything That We Have Read and Heard Is Wrong?

Writing for the New York Times (June 24, 2014), in a column titled “The Reality of Student Debt Is Different than the Cliches,” David Leonhardt reviews a recent study released … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Administrative Bloat as It Is Reflected in Presidential Compensation: 2013 Ohio Edition

Although the increases in the compensation by college and university presidents represent a negligible percentage of their institutions’ budgets, they do very clearly set a baseline for the compensation received … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Clean-Up and Special on Aisle 9

An article with the attention-grabbing headline of “Home Depot, The Place to Go for Toilet Paper?” in Friday’s issue of The Wall Street Journal made some interesting points about how to … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Acerbically Brilliant Analysis of Media Analyses of Spiraling Higher Ed Costs

What follows is about 10% of a long but very engaging article, “Colleges Are Full of It: Behind the Three-Decade Scheme to Raise Tuition, Bankrupt Generations, and Hypnotize the Media,” … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Academic Bathroom

I remember at one point in my career working in an old building that clearly needed to be renovated. But as those things go, funds are at times allocated for … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

Why I can no longer donate to Wellesley College.

Because the undergraduate education I received at Wellesley College has been so important in my life, and because I believe all college students deserve the intellectual engagement Wellesley gave me, … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

Four White Walls: Now That’s Residential Living!

Once upon in the ’80s, a time of undergraduate education I experienced as a student and can vouch for, dorm rooms at colleges looked surprisingly dingy. This was the case … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 1 Comment
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