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Category Archives: corporate influence

The Meaning of the Failure of the Online For-Profit Universities

Corinthian Colleges have been forced to close their “doors.” As I reported in this blog several years ago, the Washington Post Corporation, which had derived between 50% and 60% of … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

Some Revealing Graphs about the Revenues Generated by the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament


March 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why a Good Plumber Is Getting as Hard to Find as a Tenure-Track Position

We have all noticed how hard it is to find a reputable electrician or plumber. But almost no one ever asks, never mind addresses, why this shortage has developed. The … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Real Education Need Not Be Only for the Elite

Everyone seems to think that college is all about jobs. Even former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, in a column on his blog this past Sunday, “Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Ohio State University Seeks to Dramatically Revamp Its Policy on Faculty Intellectual Property Rights

Ohio State University is internally circulating a draft of a new policy on faculty intellectual property rights. The following summary of the main outlines of the lengthy and very detailed … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Centennial Speakers Series at Wright State University: 6. Hank Reichman

March 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Are Colleges and Universities the New Version of the Family Farm?

In the post that I made yesterday to this blog, “Why Is the Future of the University Never a University?,” I included the following observation: “All realms of human endeavor … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why Is the Future of the University Never a University?

In August 2014, Graeme Wood wrote an article for The Atlantic titled “The Future of College?” The tease under the headline is: “A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Presumption of the Technocrats

Writing for New Republic, Blaine Grateman has written a very perceptive review of Kevin Carey’s The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere. Carey … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

How Many Moses-es Will It Take to Push Back These Waters?

Several days ago, I did a post on how rising ocean levels will affect Florida. Here is a link to a short but very pointed video on how rising ocean … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

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